The aromatic Chuncho bean from Peru gives this 74% dark Georgia Ramon bar a flavour profile of dried flowers and grasses, with some subtle fruity and herbaceous notes.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Georgia Ramon was founded in 2015 by renowned pâtissier Georg Bernadini and his partner, Ramona Gustmann, to be a craft chocolate maker, shop, and café dedicated to producing the highest-quality handmade chocolate. Georg began his career as an apprentice confectioner in 1984, before going on to work as head pâtissier at the Michelin-starred Les Jardins de l’Opéra in Toulouse. Based in Siegburg, near Bonn, Georg has also used his extensive experience to write Chocolate – The Reference Standard, a comprehensive 920-page overview of the world of artisan chocolate makers.
The beans for this bar come from the Urubamba Valley in the Peruvian Andes, a stone’s throw from the ancient mountain-top city of Machu Picchu. Urubamba Valley is home to the Chuncho bean, one of Peru’s rarest varieties of cocoa and one of the world’s aromatically richest. Responsible for the care of these beans are the 100 farmers of the Alto Urubamba Cooperative, 45 of whom are women.