Discover from the beautiful green western part of Bali the distinct character of Balinese cacao. This bar excites the senses with a natural rich floral bouquet. It is this combination of flowers and typical warm Indonesian chocolate that makes this bar special. Makes you dream of Bali. Very gentle dark bar with mouth filling aroma’s of flower and fruit liqueur, light notes of field herbs, honey and grappa, sandalwood, typical warm Indonesian cacao.
The KSS farmer cooperative is located in the Jembrana region of the island of Bali.Bali’s volcanic nature has contributed to its exceptional fertility and its tall mountain ranges provide the high rainfall that supports the highly productive agriculture sector. In 2011 the farmers managed to grow the first organic certified cacao in South-East Asia. To make it more sustainable cacao is grown in an agroforestry system where the farmer combines multiple crops such as fruit, coffee and vegetables. The main crop is harvested from July til September and the secondary crop from December til January. After the harvest the beans are fermented in two-tiered wooden boxes for 6 days and are dried on tables in the sun when possible. The carefully selected beans are bagged and shipped to The Netherlands.
Jan-Willem & Ewald are like two brothers you always wished you had. Both are friendly, organised, and super fun. They're immersed in creating some special chocolate and making it an experience you won't forget. From their factory in the old part of Rotterdam city, they sort and roast beans then set to work finding the perfect roast profile to create the perfect bar. Transparency is a core component of their product, their website shows you where they get their beans, and how. Their lab coats reflect their scientific approach to the art of making chocolate but also a jovial elegance which permeates thorough the experience you have when you try one of their bars.
Each Heinde & Verre box contains 2 bars, one bar for now, one for later - we love these formats as it enables you to try some and keep some fresh to compare to something else later. Why not split it up and share with a friend (give it away before you try it otherwise you will probably want to hang onto it for yourself). See more