Creamy dark chocolate with stone ground coconut! This bar has become a staff favorite here over the past many weeks. Unexpectedly wows you at every bite.
The Gola Rainforest in the eastern part of Sierra Leone is the country's largest rainforest and is inhabited by lush greenery, expansive views, and a multitude of wildlife that call it home. This forest alone supports more than 330 species of birds and 49 different species of mammals, and it offers protection to more than 60 of the world’s most threatened species.
In 1990 the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, in the UK, pushed to create the official Gola Rainforest National Park, and more recently the Gola Rainforest cocoa project has helped transform the lives of the 140,000 or so people who live in the area, focusing on producing high-quality cocoa beans for the specialty market.
Founded by Jeff Steinburg with the intention of building transparent and fair supply chains for cocoa farmers in Uganda, Latitude Trading company is a centrally located fermentorium which collects fresh cocoa beans from over 1002 farming partners. Their attention to quality has allowed them to produce some of the highest quality beans in all of Uganda.
Like most all chocolate bars we carry, your purchase of this bar has a positive impact on cacao farmers and the planet. As a social enterprise, Moka Origins is out to craft amazing products as well as make a positive impact for small holder farmers. They do this by ethically sourcing coffee and cacao, offering training programs on our Cameroon farm, and planting a tree for every product sold. Lovingly crafted by hand, small-batch chocolate is Moka's passion. They carefully roast, winnow, and refine cacao direct from source.