This 100% Tanzania chocolate has a creamy mouthfeel and somewhat green in flavour, with a slightly smoked edge nearing the finish. This is a highly approachable 100%, and one we fell in love with on first taste.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Fredrik and Ulrika think of the summer of 2013 as their “vacation that never ended”. While making a coffee stop in the small Swedish village of Österlen, they happened upon the 19th-century red brick school building that housed the Österlenchoklad confectionery factory – and it was for sale. They quit their jobs, bought the factory, and moved 600km to the southern Swedish countryside, where they established their bean-to-bar chocolate company, Svenska Kakaobaloget – “The Swedish Cacao Company”.
The beans for this bar were sourced from Kokoa Kamili in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. Kokoa Kamili has been paying premium prices for wet cocoa since 2015, saving farmers the tasks of fermentation and drying and adding enormous value to their cocoa beans. In the height of harvest season, Kokoa Kamili employs 50 people from their village, and has set up a scholarship fund for local girls to go to the nearby secondary school.