Borne out of the need to improve the lives of the local farmers, Buena Nota Imports recently began importing and marketing this bean grown at Hacienda Azul small, family-owned farm in the eastern foothills of Costa Rica. Dark Forest Chocolate began using it in 2016 and now makes a 50% Dark Milk and 55% Goat Milk chocolate with these beans which have both won awards from the Academy of Chocolate and the International Chocolate Awards in 2017. This 65% Dark is a chance to let the beans shine on their own. This chocolate has a traditional, slightly sweeter, dark chocolate flavor. With very little bright fruit, it is the bass note in the band and pairs well with a full-bodied Cabernet or even a fruity Riesling.
Bean Origin: Hacienda Azul, Costa Rica
Ingredients Used: 3 - Cacao, Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar
Cocoa Content: 65%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario
Allergy Information: Made in a 100% nut and soy free facility
Tasting Notes: Cocoa and date with faint woody, dried apple, and tobacco