In the series ‘Nano Lot’ Naive works with very exclusive small runs of special cocoa.
In this case very special: two separately wrapped small bars, one from one harvest, the other from a following cocoa harvest!
We were really overwhelmed by the taste, and the difference in taste is not just minimal but unmistakable. So you see how much influence climate conditions have on the cocoa – and so one crop produces a different taste of chocolate than the next one. Special!
The maker himself says about the bar (bars): “Finca La Rioja is a very small cacaca plantation in Cacahoatán, Chiapas, Mexico Nice fact: Cacahoatán means ‘place of cocoa’ in the age-old Toltec language so there is little debate about the importance for this place for a chocolate maker like I. The history of cocoa in Southeastern Mexico dates back to pre-colonial times, Chiapas was the center of the cocoa trade in Mesoamerica when the Spaniards reached the area in 1522. It is also so that the first cocoa brought to Europe by the Spanish court came from this region, I would like to invite you to try the best Mexican cocoa from La Rioja and compare the two different harvests in this chocolate box! ”
The maker says about the taste: this experiment shows the influence of the time of the harvest. The climatic conditions have a big influence on the end result, which makes one of the bars more temperamental and intense and the other more deep and subtle.
Tasting notes defined by the maker:
for bar 1: Citrus, hi, cream, coffee
for bar 2: Rooibos, cream, citrus hay
In the inside of the packaging you can find more information, so you can read the exact temperature of roasting, the size of the cocoa particles and the conching time. There is also more information about the fermentation. Always fun!
Ingredients: cocoa mass (68%), sugar, cocoa butter.
Allergy note of the maker: may contain traces of milk, sunflower seeds and / or nuts.