Virtual Chocolate Tasting with Philipp Kauffmann

£26.95

Join us for an interactive chocolate tasting with award-winning craft chocolate maker, and cocoa bean sourcer, Philipp Kauffmann on 3rd December at 8pm UK time. Please register for it at https://cocoarunners.com/calendar/ (registration is free, and you’d don’t need the chocolates to participate. But tasting along with Philipp will be more fun)

Zotter - 60% Nicaragua Milk

Sweet woodiness melts into touches of cream, toffee, and dried fruit in this cocoa-rich, low-sugar milk chocolate from renowned Austrian maker Zotter.

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Soklet - Anamalai, India 70% Dark Chocolate

A wonderfully rich Indian dark chocolate, this 70% bar contains bright fruity notes and subtly spiced hints of nuts.

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Original Beans - Cru Virunga 70% 12g

Original Beans - Piura 75% 12g

Georgia Ramon - Chuncho, Peru 74%

The aromatic Chuncho bean from Peru gives this 74% dark bar a flavour profile of dried flowers and grasses, with some subtle fruity and herbaceous notes.

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Standout Chocolate - Peru, Urubamba 70%

This fruity 70% bar from Swedish maker Standout Chocolate is full of rich floral notes and highs of dark fruits and blueberry.

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Original Beans - Esmeraldas Milk 12g

Original Beans - Edel Weiss White 12g

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  • Description

    Philipp Kauffmann is one of the great heroes of the Craft Chocolate Revolution. Born in Munich, he left home at eighteen to tramp and travel the world before returning to study Anthropology and Development Economics in Munich and at SOAS (part of London University), where he also wrote a book on Jazz. He then started an internet company in Amsterdam (well before the dot com boom and bust) before stepping into a seven generations family tradition of environmental action. Mentors like primatologist Jane Goodall and ecopreneur Paul Hawken got him on the way. He moved to work for the WWF and the UN and after years in the field, determined that the cacao tree and chocolate industry held the perfect promise for growing an exemplary regenerative business. Now he runs Original Beans — who not only craft amazing beans (and cooking chocolate) but also increasingly sell beans to other makers.

    Philipp has selected eight very different bars to tell the story of his life and journey. We’ll start with one of his Bavarian neighbours – Zotter, before following his travels to India. Then we will explore Original Beans’ history from Virunga to Piura, and also try interpretations of Original Beans’ Chuncho cacao from Standout (Sweden) and Georgia Ramon (Germany) whilst exploring the disciplines of growing a regenerative business beyond organic and fair trade. Philipp also has some intriguing views on the challenges craft chocolate faces versus mass produced confectionery, and why we need to be wary of the “bliss point” and sugar’s addictive properties.

    The Tasting is on the 3rd December of and will also be available for later viewing on YouTube.

    We wish you an evening full of beans!

  • Additional information

    Zotter - 60% Nicaragua Milk

    Weight 70 g
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    Soklet - Anamalai, India 70% Dark Chocolate

    Weight 50 g
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    Georgia Ramon - Chuncho, Peru 74%

    Weight 50 g
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    Standout Chocolate - Peru, Urubamba 70%

    Weight 60 g
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