LetterPress Private Reserve Ucayali, Peru (70% dark)


to be savoured and enjoyed with quiet contemplation.

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Late one night in the summer of 2015, Letterpress roasted a test batch from the first-ever harvest of Ucayali River Cacao. These beans came from a region of Peru not normally associated with great cacao. But here they knew they had something special, thanks to the exacting standards of award-winning cacao expert Daniel O’Doherty. Ucayali River Cacao pays farmers a premium for their best work, and the level of dedication and care in the processing has been unlike any they have ever seen. Letterpress have strived to bring that same level of care to this bar.

Letterpress is proud to bring back this most unique and interesting chocolate; one that must be savoured and enjoyed with quiet contemplation.

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Weight 57 g
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David and Corey met in high school in Southern California. They didn't date, but were really close friends for years. Corey always had a passion for the environment while David has been obsessed with graphic design and traveling. They did finally start dating in 2006 and married in 2010, moving back to Los Angeles from Northern California. In 2011, they travelled to St. Lucia on vacation and happened to stop at a cocoa plantation where they got to taste the pulp from cacao pods and saw cacao fermenting for the first time. By 2013, the couple was running a bean to bar chocolate blog called Little Brown Squares which exclusively featured reviews of bean to bar chocolate bars.

By early 2014, David was thinking of getting into the agroforestry business and took a cacao bootcamp class hosted by Madre Chocolate in Oahu, Hawaii. There, David learned not only how to grow and cultivate cacao trees, but ferment cacao and run a batch of chocolate through to completion from bean to bar. Returning afterward to LA, David began purchasing small quantities of cacao beans from chocolate makers and brokers and started making his own batches soon after. During this time, David was working as an artist at DreamWorks Animation where he had founded the DreamWorks Chocolate Society. Eventually making chocolate that the Society loved, he started selling his bars to his fellow employees.

By 2016, their little apartment had become overwhelmed with equipment and the couple needed to move everything out. They found a solution in a shared kitchen just down the street, and moved their operation there. By 2017, they were able to purchase the kitchen and by 2018, they took over the entire space and renovated the retail area, having their grand opening in September 2018. 

LetterPress chocolate work closely with farms that are sustainable, do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and when possible, agroforestry projects where cocoa grows in conjunction with other native species.


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cocoa beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, organic cocoa butter


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