European colonists introduced cocoa to the Dominican Republic in the 1600s, and today the country is a world leader in producing certified organic cocoa. Rizek Cacao works mostly in the northern Duarte province, where it manages sustainable farms and performs the all-important bean fermentation and drying steps.
These beans, however, come from Rizek Cacao's certified organic and fair-trade farms in the country's Monte Plata province.
truffle, cream, marshmallow
Earthy, creamy, and extra dark. An almost savory experience.
coffee and dark beers
finely grated, use to garnish for savory dishes like chilis, risottos, and even cheeseburgers