Hogarth Chocolate 68% Dark Chocolate with Espresso
Hogarth Craft Chocolate is born out of a passion for chocolate, craftsmanship and art.
They source the highest quality cacao beans from around the world to create small batches of chocolate using traditional techniques. Their small factory is located in Nelson, New Zealand where they sort, roast, crush and classify, winnow, grind and conche, age, melt, temper, mold, and wrap all by hand.
Their process uses minimal ingredients and is focused on preserving the natural flavors within the cacao to create a chocolate with a true cacao flavor, a flavor lost in industrialized processing.
This bar is made of 68% Organic Trinitario cacao beans from Oko Caribe, Dominican Republic, and Pomeroy’s Italian style coffee blend. Nestled in the heart of the cacao rich Duarte province in the Dominican Republic, Oko Caribe is a gem amongst cacao suppliers. Founded in 2006 by Adriano Rodriguez and Gualberto Acebey Torrejon, two professionals with large experience in cocoa production across Latin America. Oko Caribe maintains close relationships with its farmers which receive direct training and funding.
Oko Caribe’s berry notes paired beautifully with a dark roasted coffee bean blend from Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and Brazil.