An astonishingly mellow 100% bar with a stoned fruit profile and a pleasant acidity.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Husband-and-wife Armin and Katya live in the German-speaking region of South Tyrol, in northern Italy. Armin first got into chocolate while living in India for Katya’s work, after learning about the prominence of Indian lentil grinders in the American craft chocolate revolution. The next day he acquired a stone mill, some local cocoa beans, and started crafting chocolate as a hobby. Four years later, in 2018, he and Katya decided to found Karuna Chocolate, earning enormous success in their debut years.
The beans for this bar are sourced by Original Beans from the Cusco Valley in the Peruvian Andes, a stone’s throw from the ancient mountain-top city of Machu Picchu. Cusco Valley is home to the Chuncho bean, one of Peru’s rarest varietal of cocoa. Although many modern hybrids also use this name, Original Beans has gone back to the source, to find and preserve the purest strain of this ancient and precious cocoa bean.