Cocoa grower Bertil Åkesson’s father was a Swedish diplomat before family eventually settled in Madagascar in the 1970s and established a number of cocoa and spice plantation. Bertil is one of the true heroes of the bean to bar market; over the last decade he pioneered the direct sale of his single estate beans to newly emerging chocolate makers.
Today bars made with his beans win prizes all over the world. Wonderful berry notes burst forth from this incredibly intense chocolate. A natural sweetness that you might not expect to find in a bar with such a high percentage of cacao.