Foundry Chocolate | 70% Dark Chocolate - Tanzania
70% dark chocolate - an assertive chocolate full of fruit flavours and Christmas cake.
An assertive chocolate layered with refreshing crispness; evokes flavours of Christmas cake, stone fruit and pineapple.
Using beans grown nestled between the rice fields and sugar cane plantations of the Kilombero Valley in Tanzania are masterful farmers growing outstanding organic cacao that creates this assertive chocolate experience.
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Gold - NZ Chocolate Awards 2022;
Gold - Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022;
Supreme & Bean to Bar Winner - NZ Vegan Chocolate Awards 2022;
Gold - NZ Chocolate Awards 2020;
Gold - Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2020;
Silver - Academy of Chocolate Global Awards 2019
About Kokoa Kamili Plantation
The cacao beans grown in the Kilombero Valley are sourced from Kokoa Kamili, which was founded by Brian LoBue and Simran Bindra, who have backgrounds in international development throughout eastern and southern Africa.
Prior to Kokoa Kamili, a single buyer dominated the area – the local arm of one of the world’s largest soft commodity trading houses. A sole buyer meant it had the power to set the price for cocoa, and farmers had little alternatives. Historically, farmers in the Kilombero Valley received some of the lowest prices for cocoa in the country. In Kokoa Kamili’s ﬁrst year alone Kilombero farmers received the highest prices in Tanzania for their cocoa.
Today, Kokoa Kamili works with nearly 3000 smallholder farmers, most of whom farm between 0.5-2 acres of cocoa. Kokoa Kamili pays a premium - well above the market rate - to farmers for their ‘wet’ cocoa, and conducts its own fermentation and drying. By taking over the fermentation and drying process, Kokoa Kamili can produce more consistently higher quality cocoa beans. This method gives farmers a reduced workload, along with greater compensation, and the farmers are paid immediately after the cooperative receives its wet beans.
Kokoa Kamili also distributes cocoa seedlings to farmers in the community. In the past three years, they have aided in the planting of over 140,000 trees.
Kokoa Kamili is situated in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, an area known for its abundance of bird and mammal wildlife. It is most famous for the eleven diﬀerent primate species, bird life, and is one of three remaining sites that support Savannah Elephants in a mountainous environment. Current estimates say that 2,000 elephants reside in and around the Udzungwa area.
Credit Meridian Cacao. Photos Foundry Chocolate.
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