Freddy Salazar’s estate in the Cloud Forest of Costa Esmeraldas is situated on an ex-cattle ranch. Very steep, lush, layered slopes complicate the daily work but the year round climate stays quite stable with a short wet season and misty, drizzly summers in the aptly named Cloud Forests. Minimal temperature fluctuation means consistency is more achievable. Management of the cocoa orchards creates over 40 full-time jobs in the local community of rural Esmeraldas.
Creamy and dreamy with a hint of stoneground cashew to balance this very chocolatey chocolate.