Goodnow Farms Chocolate Maker (United States)
Like coffee beans and wine grapes, different cacao beans have different flavours. By using beans sourced from one farm or one region we’re able to highlight the distinct flavour characteristics of that particular bean. Discovering those flavours is one of the joys of making (and eating) single-origin craft chocolate!
We’ve travelled throughout Latin America searching for the most flavorful beans and to create relationships with the cocoa farmers. By dealing directly with farmers we’re able to ensure we always receive the very best beans, which in many cases are fermented and dried to our custom specifications. Our direct-trade model also allows us to pay significantly more than commodity prices and allows us to ensure the cocoa farming practices are sustainable and the labour practices are equitable.
There are many steps involved in realizing the full flavour potential of single-origin cacao, from personal sourcing to painstakingly roasting, pressing cocoa butter, conching and more. What you discover will change the way you think about chocolate!