Bean to Bar Chocolate - Huila, Colombia 80% cocoa solids
Huila is a region of Colombia and this chocolate is made from a hybrid Trinitario bean and displays slightly citrus and floral notes. This chocolate is made using Panela, an unrefined cane sugar which grows alongside the cacao.
Our friends at Cacoa Elora's bean to bar chocolate bars are made from the beans, or nibs, with many of the processes being done by hand.
This means sourcing the beans, including sometimes directly importing them from producers, roasting them to develop the flavour, breaking them down before removing the outer inedible husk, and then grinding them with a touch of cocoa butter and the sugar of choice.
It takes at least 24 hours to grind the chocolate, after which it is poured into containers to mature before it can be tempered and made into bars and other products.