Goodnow Farms Limited Release "Kerela" 77% Dark Chocolate
Goodnow Farms source these beans from Dan O’Doherty at Cacao Services, which is the importer of record for GoGround Beans and Spices, based in Kerala, India. Go Ground is a social enterprise founded by Luca Beltrame and Ellen Taerwe, and their central post-harvest center is located in Undumbannoor Village, in the Idukki District of India.
Go Ground sources their beans from 150 local farmers, paying prices around 25% higher than the local market price. Their staff consists primarily of nine women employed in bean receipt, quality check, fermentation, drying, storage, and packaging operations, while two men purchase and pick up fresh beans at a farm gate to ensure ripeness and quality.
Dan is a geneticist who has spent time working with cacao farmers and producers all over the world to help them maximize the flavor and quality of their cacao beans. Goodnow Farms has been lucky enough to spend time with him in both Ecuador and Costa Rica, and have seen firsthand the unique expertise he brings to each origin with which he works. As soon as Goodnow tried samples of the GoGround Kerala beans we knew we had to create this Limited Release bar.
Origin: Kerela, India
This bright, acidic bar contains flavor notes of dried fruits (apple, cherry, apricot).
Single Origin Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Freshly pressed single Origin Cocoa Butter (Kerala)
Soy Free, Vegan, Gluten Free.
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