Not for the faint of heart or the chocolate tourist, this is the pure bean in bar form. Nothing else. No sugar. No flavouring. Nothing to interfere with the rich flavours inherent in the beans themselves. Cross this line and you may just find yourself in chocolate nirvana.
In the lush, mountainous region of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala you'll find the indigenous Q'eqchi Maya farmers who grow this magnificent bean. Their heritage, tracing back thousands of years all the way to chocolate's possible origin in the Ancient Mayan civilization, go into the cultivation of these cacao trees. Clearly they have a bit of experience with cacao trees.