The central Colombian region of Meta is known for its beautiful landscapes, extraordinary sunrises, and sunsets. Located east of the Colombian Andes, Meta is characterized by its vast grassland plains, "Los Llanos," which extend between the isolated mountain range of Serranía de La Macarena in the southwest and the Eastern Ranges of the Andes to the west. This land of rapid-flowing rivers and dramatic waterfalls, "llanera" music, and hard-working cowboys ("llaneros"), is where we source the best cocoa beans for this chocolate bar.
Flavor Profile: Fruity with red fruit and red wine notes.
Lush, fertile equatorial rainforests are the backdrop for a journey down the Putumayo River, Colombia's main tributary of the Amazon. Legend has it that this river basin is where the cocoa tree originated, making it an extraordinary place for lovers of fine chocolate. Located in southwest Colombia, on the borders of Ecuador and Peru, the warm, tropical Putumayo region enjoys heavy rainfall throughout the year.
Flavor Profile: Brown sugar and red fruit notes ending with a subtle woody flavor
Acidity: Medium, Medium-High
Bathed by the waters of Tumaco Bay on the Pacific Ocean, Tumaco, also known as "The Pearl of the Pacific," is a municipality of the Nariño department in the south-western part of Colombia, located on the border with Ecuador. Traversed by several rivers, Tumaco enjoys a hot and humid climate with heavy rainfall throughout the year, allowing tropical rainforests and mangroves to flourish. Join us in exploring these stunning coastal landscapes to discover the unique flavors of our Tumaco cocoa beans.
Flavor Profile: Sweet ripe bananas, sugar cane, and hazelnuts ending on notes of honey and almond
Home to the majestic "Sierra Nevada del Cocuy," the Arauca region is a sanctuary of flora and fauna characterized by its great plains. In the west, the magnificent Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes rise abruptly from the wide-open grasslands, giving birth to the region's diverse ecosystem. Here, the alluvial plains and fertile foothills of the Andes merge into mountainous landscapes crossed by the Arauca, Meta, and Casanare rivers. To the beat of "joropo" music, in the land of cowboys and verdant savannahs, we carefully source the best cocoa beans for this chocolate bar.
Flavor Profile: Caramel and hazelnut notes; Floral ending flavor combined with notes of citrus and peach
The northwest Colombian region of Chocó is the only department in the country that shares coastlines with the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This region is characterized by extremely high precipitation and extraordinary biodiversity. For instance, Chocó is home to the most poisonous frog in the world, and also it is the place where humpback whales give birth. This land of pristine beaches, unique ecosystems, dense jungles, and unexploited natural resources is where we source the best cocoa beans for this chocolate bar.
Flavor Profile: Spiced with notes of hazelnut, sugar cane, and sweet ripe bananas, finishing with the flavor of clove and cinnamon