Mr. Salazar, Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador, 70%

Collections: Microbatch Bars

Costa Esmeraldas is a single estate cacao farm owned by the Salazar family on the NW coast of Ecuador. The steep 100-hectare site is planted with Nacional-Venezolano Amarillo cacao. The pods are transported daily during harvest, beans meticulously fermented and sun-dried at their brand new post-harvest facility close to the farm.

Oranges, limes, lemons, plantain, bananas, guayaba, and papaya are grown interspersed with the cacao to reduce erosion on the steep terrain. Last time we met, Fredy Enrique Salazar passionately explained, “We also grow fruit because it feeds everyone on the farm”. Their land is beautiful—lush namesake emerald green hills layered in every direction.

Origin: Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Cacao content: 70%
Tasting notes: lemon, bread, cherries, balsamic vinegar, brownies, green bananas

65g bar

$10.00

UPDATE MAR 24: We have decided to shut down operations for 14 days for our little team to self isolate, recharge and do our part to protect this beautiful community. In the next couple of days we will work on getting all present orders out. The news is changing every hour but the present plan is to reopen the web store and resume shipping and drive and drop services April 7th. Until then we will keep connecting, post updates, and be checking emails remotely to answer any questions you might have.