Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Coffee

By Taza Chocolate

(4 customer reviews)

£5.95

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ABOUT THE BAR

For this 55% dark chocolate bar, Taza have incorporated Counter Culture’s fresh roasted Direct Trade coffee. Counter Culture custom-roasts the coffee beans ever so slightly darker to create a perfect match between the rich chocolatey notes and the natural nuttiness of its coffee beans. Don’t be fooled by the delicate coffee aroma, this is a deep flavour experience.

ABOUT THE MAKER

Alex Whitmore, the founder of Taza Chocolate, first tried traditional Mexican stone-ground chocolate on a holiday in Oaxaca and was inspired to bring this unique form of chocolate to the US. He apprenticed under a molinero to learn how to craft the very best stone-ground, unrefined chocolate using hand-crafted molinos, or mill stones. This method foregoes the usual refining and conching steps of the chocolate-making process, giving a chocolate closer in style to the original bars of the nineteenth century, still popular in parts of Mexico and South America today.

Taza Chocolate is not like most silky-smooth craft chocolate – because it’s stone ground, the bars are rustic, a bit caveman, gritty and rough. If you like your coffee ristretto, Taza is the chocolate for you. The minimal handling involved in this process creates discs with a satisfyingly coarse, almost biscuit-like texture, and a sweet flavour that lets you taste the bold flavours of the cocoa, sugar and spices individually. This is how the earliest bars of chocolate tasted – it really is a taste of history.

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Weight 77 g
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Single Bar £5.95, Carton of 12 £71.40

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4 reviews for Taza Chocolate – Mexicano Coffee

  1. S B.

    Great coffee flavour and texture

  2. Graham S.

    I really enjoyed this bar amazing texture and great flavour.

  3. Fiona E.

    I usually buy the cinnamon (also great) but thought I would try this. The coffee flavour is subtle, but I think really works – you can still taste the chocolate, so it enhances rather than overpowers. Love the texture and the taste. The stoneground texture is great. some have said gritty, I would not agree. I think it really adds something. As a dark chocolate this is not as bitter as you might expect, which suits me. Will be buying again.

  4. penny a.

    slightly apprehensive after the description above, but needn’t have been. This is delicious and just the right (small) wish size to convince yourself you’re not being greedy if you eat it all. Really pleasant gritty texture and coffee flavour and beautiful packaging.

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Maker description

Based in Massachusetts and famous for their traditional style unrefined & stone ground chocolate, Taza make unique chocolate bars that everyone should try. Read more about Taza Chocolate

Energy2314kJ / 553kcal
Fat32g
of which
- saturates19g
Carbohydrates58g
of which
- sugars54g
Protein8g
Allergens
Nuts (traces)
Ingredients
Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic coffee bean