Farm to Bar
Chocolate — the original superfood — what is it and where does it come from?
In a nutshell, chocolate is the fermented and roasted seed of the Cacao Tree (Theobroma cacao) ground very fine and combined with sugar. Each step of the chocolate making process has its own technique for excellence that may or not be followed based on economic considerations. At K’ul Chocolate we have chosen to work directly with farmers to ensure we have the highest quality beans in terms of social and environmental responsibility as well as taste.
Like wine, coffee, cheese, bread and many other foodstuffs there are bulk producers who make trade-offs in order to maintain their high volume output. Artisan producers like us have a different approach. Our process is focused on taste and improving the quality of life for everyone we touch. At K’ul Chocolate we travel to the farms, select the beans and import them directly – cutting out the middlemen and any unnecessary costs. We roast, winnow and grind our cacao to create chocolate that not only tastes great and is good for you, but also improves the lives and environment of those who grow and harvest it for us.