Soma Chocolate Maker (Canada)
On making our first batches of chocolate, it was immediately apparent that we had stumbled upon something magical and that our future would be tied to it.
Our first space was a in tiny corner of a former whisky distillery. We started off roasting and winnowing cacao beans, refining and conching our own chocolate, spinning gelato, baking cookies, making hot chocolates, and producing a line of truffles. (whew!) A small retail portion would fold out during the day, and like a transformer, fold back in at night. It was here that we started meeting a community of very interesting folks with a healthy appetite for great chocolate.