CAR Artisan Chocolate

Chiapas, Mexico

The Soconusco region has a very rich history with cacao that dates back nearly 4000 years & is where the ancient Mokayas first domesticated cacao for consumption in Mexico. During the Colonial ErA, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE FIRST CHOCOLATE BROUGHT over to California was from this region. Today, The Rayen Co-Op is responsible for continuing the rich legacy of high quality cacao production in this region. The Member-Owned and Operated Co-Op consists of a group of talented and motivated individuals, who are passionate about preserving the Ancient Heirloom cacao varietals on their land & putting fine Mexican cacao on the map. The taste of this bar is truly as rich as its history!

Bean Origin: Rayen Co-op - Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico
Harvest Year: 2021
Ingredients Used: 3 - Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter 
Organic: No 
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: Medium - 20 min
Conche Time: 72 hour refining + 24 hour conching
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Mixture of  Trinitario and Criollo varieties
Weight: 2.12 oz
Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that also processes nuts and dairy
Tasting Notes: Banana, Currant, Peanut Butter
Pairing Suggestions: Coffee Stout, Porter