This bars is made with special beans from the steep slopes of the Oana Itzam Mountains. Indigenous Mayan farmers have cultivated a distinctive variety of cacao here for a long long time. Josh thinks there are flavours of cookie dough, banana and soft caramel – what do you find?
As a winemaker, Josh Bahen learnt the value of respecting origin and simple processes to highlight flavour. Bahen & Co have a deep curiosity about cacao and love exploring its complex flavours.
As part of their commitment to traditional processes, Bahen & Co use a vintage Guitard Melangeur from 1910 and a 1930’s Ball Roaster. They also have great respect for the relationships they have with cacao farmers around the world. They apply the principles of mutual benefit, transparency and fairness to ensure the farmer’s efforts are appropriately rewarded. See more