This single-estate bar from the Cusco Valley in Peru brings a touch of pepper to the nose before melting into a woody profile of cedar, almond, and pecan. Look out for light touches of blackcurrant on the lingering finish.
ABOUT THE MAKER
When Maxime and Elfi first decided to delve into craft chocolate, they returned to where they first met, in Elfi’s home country of Peru. Starting off in Lima, they visited Salon du Chocolat to begin the process of creating relationships with different producers. They then went on to visit a number of farmers and co-operatives to find their perfect beans.
The beans in this bar come from the Bellavista plantation belonging to Maxime and Elfi’s friend Don Máximo. Máximo carries out the fermentation and drying of his beans himself, and enjoys experimenting with all sorts of new and different methods in both.