This creamy bar has a smoked profile of pleasant woodiness and espresso.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Trevor Smith, Australian car repairman and entrepreneurial patissier, established Metiisto in Sweden in 2012. After winning numerous awards for his bean-to-bar chocolate, Trevor decided to close down Metiisto’s operations to focus on his family. A long vacation to Australia inspired Trevor to return to his home country, where he reopened Metiisto’s operations in Toowoomba, Queensland, in 2018.
The beans in this bar have been sourced from Berau Cocoa, a cooperative founded in 2018 in the East Kalimantan region of Indonesia. East Kalimantan was once the leading cocoa-producing region in the country, until an outbreak of black pod disease in the 1990s destroyed the local cocoa tree population. The Berau Cocoa cooperative was founded to preserve and expand this population, and to present a viable alternative source of income for people in this region now dominated by the coal industry.