Cacao Hunters - Arhuacos 72%
International Chocolate Award Gold 2018
A wonderful crisp snap of the chocolate, followed by wafts of fudgy dark chocolate aromas, and is finished by the smooth gentle feel of juicey bright fruit on the tongue. This chocolate has mild bitterness and is wonderful balanced with tartness of the fruit and sugar to an instant favorite of ours.
Arhuacos is where the jungle meets the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa marta. The highest coastal mountain range in the world, the Sierra Nevada stands 5775 meters avove the Caibbean Sea. At the summit one ccan see for a distance of 500km, said to be the longest between any town points on earth. This chocolate brings to our mind crisp notes of line, green grapes and lemongrass.
About the Producer:
Cacao Hunters founded by Colombian native Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Osaka of Japan. It is a company focused on building a Columbian based chocolate company using unique bean sources found in the remote Colombian jungle. They are trying to improve the lives of natives while creating a gold medal worthy chocolate to delight chocolate fans. They are finding native varieties previously unexplored by today’s chocolate makers. This mission perfectly aligns with their lifelong goal of helping to preserve biodiversity in cacao, and we can say with confidence that while many of Cacao Hunter’s origins are new to our palates, they are absolute gems of cacao.