Goodnow Farms "El Carmen with Coffee Crunch" 69% Dark Chocolate
To craft this bar, they start with their directly sourced El Carmen cacao beans and add directly sourced coffee from El Recreo Roasterie in West Roxbury. The owners of El Recreo, husband and wife team Hector and Miriam Morales, import all their Arabica coffee beans directly from their family farm in Jinotega, Nicaragua, and roast the beans themselves.
Goodnow Farms uses El Recreo's Light Roast Estate Premium coffee for this bar. They coarsely grind the beans and then add them directly to our tempering machine, which allows the small pieces of the coffee beans to mix evenly with the chocolate, ensuring consistent flavor with each bite. Although the chocolate is smooth the bits of coffee bean give a satisfying coffee crunch.
The cacao beans for this bar are sourced from Cacao Bisiesto, which has a fermentation facility just outside of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The owner, Giff Laube, has his own cacao farm but also sources from dozens of farmers in the surrounding area, paying prices higher than what the farmers would receive if they sold the beans locally. The beans for these bars are sourced from a handful of small family farms located in El Carmen, just down the road from the fermentary.
Goodnow Farms freshly presses the cocoa butter for this bar from the same El Carmen beans we use to make the chocolate, resulting in intense single-origin flavor and exceptional smoothness. They are one of the only chocolate makers in the country to press their own cocoa butter, and it makes a world of difference in flavor.
Origin: Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Deep, rich and earthy. Cocoa with caramel and raisin notes, infused with bright coffee flavor.
Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Coffee.
Soy Free, Gluten Free, Not Alkalized, No Lecithin, Vegan.
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
The product should be stored in a cool, dry, odorless, and at a temperature between 14 and 20 C.
55g / 1.94oz