Posted by Coleen L on February 03, 2016. 1 Comment
Two longtime friends, Radinal and Yohanes, started MOLUCCA with a vision to introduce rare origin chocolates to the US market.
The friends began their chocolate-making adventure in late 2013 after noticing that the New American Chocolate Movement was gaining a lot of momentum. Craft-chocolate makers were popping up all over the country and great chocolate bars were produced and consumed by the market that was ready for something other than ordinary sugar-loaded commercial chocolate products. As both of them were born and raised in Indonesia, it was only natural that they would use cacao beans from Indonesia to make their chocolate bars. They were surprised that they could not find raw cacao beans easily in the US from Indonesia, the third largest cocoa producer in the world. The closest they got was Papua New Guinea.
They saw that as an opportunity to re-introduce the...