Compare the Vintages: Fresco 212 – Dominican Republic 72%, 2017 and 2019 Harvests

By Fresco Chocolate

£15.95

These unique bars from Fresco allow you to taste the difference in cocoa harvests: same maker, same recipe, same origin, different year. Compare the brighter notes of red fruit in the 2019 with the 2017’s earthier profile. One not to be missed for any craft chocolate aficionado.

Now you can save 10% when you buy the bars together in this bundle pack!

 

Fresco - 212 Dominican Republic 72% 2017 Vintage

This unique bar from Fresco allows you to taste the difference in cocoa harvests: same maker, same recipe, same origin, different year. Compare the earthier profile of this bar with the 2019’s brighter notes of red fruit. One not to be missed for any craft chocolate aficionado.

You can buy the bars together, at a discounted rate of 10% off, here.

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Fresco - 212 Dominican Republic 72% 2019 Vintage

This unique bar from Fresco allows you to taste the difference in cocoa harvests: same maker, same recipe, same origin, different year. Compare the brighter notes of red fruit in this bar with the 2017’s earthier profile. One not to be missed for any craft chocolate aficionado.

You can buy the bars together, at a discounted rate of 10% off, here.

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  • Description

    TASTING NOTES

    Same maker. Same recipe. Same origin. Different year.

    For a long time we’ve known that the flavours in cocoa harvests vary year on year, but this is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to taste the difference for ourselves. When Rob and Amy took delivery of their Dominican beans in 2017, they set aside a small batch in storage. Now the time has come when they’ve turned them into bars, alongside the more recent 2019 harvest.

    The two bars share a general flavour profile of figs and raisins melting into a chocolatey finish. There are noticeable differences, however. The 2019 Vintage has pronounced notes of red fruits, for example, while the 2017 Vintage has an earthier quality to it. Why not try the two for yourself and see what differences you can taste?

    ABOUT THE MAKER

    Based among the beautiful inlets and mountains between Seattle and Vancouver, Fresco Chocolate aims to apply the scientific method to chocolate making. Rob Anderson, a computer scientist from Southern California, founded the business in 2010 after a series of inspirational visits to the legendary Scharffen Berger chocolate factory in Berkeley. His experiments change one variable at a time: origin, cocoa percentage, roast time, conche time. Many craft makers do the same before picking their favourite combination and sticking with it. But not Rob. Rob is unique in releasing many variations, so you can see for yourself the profound impact such subtle changes can have on the final flavour.

    THE BEANS

    The beans for this bar are sourced from Öko Caribe, the most prominent cocoa supplier in the Dominican Republic and one of the most popular in the world. The two owners, Adriano de Jesus Rodriguez and Gualberto Acebey Torrejon, maintain close relationships with their farmers, often giving out loans for family emergencies and community needs. They also educate their farmers about sustainable land management and environmental responsibility, and pay consistent premiums for the farmers’ award-winning cocoa.

  • Additional information

    Maker

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    Type of Chocolate

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    Fresco - 212 Dominican Republic 72% 2017 Vintage

    Weight 45 g
    Maker

    Maker Country

    Cocoa Percentage

    Bean Origin

    Roast

    Conch

    Fresco - 212 Dominican Republic 72% 2019 Vintage

    Weight 45 g
    Maker

    Maker Country

    Cocoa Percentage

    Bean Origin

    Roast

    Conch

  • 1 review for Compare the Vintages: Fresco 212 – Dominican Republic 72%, 2017 and 2019 Harvests

    • Steven F.

      Steven F.

      November 4, 2020

      No particular distinction between the two years I was expecting something more profound from 2017 but if anything my preference is for the 'fresher' 2019 Still good chocolate though

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