As summer holidays are crawling towards their end, it is time to awake from our chocolate wintersleep. While I’ve been a bit low on my efforts putting chocolate in a new perspective, in the meantime chocolate didn’t stand still.
Amano released some new bars, Rogue has moved from Minneapolis to a new home, Pralus could have his Vanuatu bar in stock again, Stéphane Bonnat went to the Americas in search for great beans and plantations,… And also my friends from the Costa Rica trip, like Cameron and Charley are actively crafting their Dandelion and Woodblock chocolate bars. And I got a special delivery straight from a wonderful cacao hacienda in Venezuela soon. It’s gonna be a great bunch of discoveries again!
Meet Carlos Eichenberger from Danta Chocolate, Guatemala.
The new Choqoa Tastings will carry adventurous themes, and our first session features a special guest, all the way from Guatemala!
Carlos Eichenberger from Danta Chocolate is producing his own chocolate in the country of origin, Guatemala. He buys already fermented cacao and then starts with roasting and goes all the way to wrapping each bar.
Sourcing beans from specific “fincas” (or cacao estates) he currently offers crafted bars from ‘Los Ujuxtes’ and ‘Las Acacias’. On top of that he’s also trying to work some legendary Venezuelan beans, let’s hope we will be able to taste all of them…
While Carlos is in Europe, he will join Choqoa to share his stories with you at our tasting event soon, on September 7th, in Antwerp.
You can register directly here below for this unique occasion, or on this event’s page for this tasting session. RSVP required! And don’t hesitate to share this with your friends.
For our other future tasting events, more info and details will be updated and shared with you through our tasting events overview.
Let’s rediscover chocolate!