These two beans are grown in the same small part of Nicaragua but enjoy very different flavour profiles. The Rugoso varietal has fruity and spicy notes that give way to a roasted flavour and hints of black tea. The Johe varietal, on the other hand, opens with a green, almost grassy note, with a profile of herbs, leather, orange, and bergamot.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Mikkel Friis-Holm’s craft chocolate journey started with an ever-growing passion for fine chocolate. This eventually led him to Central America, where he immersed himself in a project that aimed to identify and evaluate DNA strands of Nicaraguan cocoa beans. He then pivoted from sourcing to making, and Friis Holm, the Danish craft chocolate maker, was born. Mikkel is still fascinated with genetics, and ensures he chooses the best varieties with the highest flavour potential.