The bean-to-bar chocolate industry has plenty of parallels with coffee - we wanted to show off that some of the world's most celebrated coffee countries also are producing top-quality cocoa.
Hugo Hernan Lopez is one of the original founders of the Aruco Cooperative. He has been working with coffee for 36 years and his farm El Naranjo is 4 ha in size planted with Catuai, Lempira and more recently Parainema. With notes of apricot, butterscotch and a jammy body, it's the perfect accompaniment for the chocolate we've paired it with.
With the help of Bare Bones Chocolate, we've found a bean-to-bar offering that showcases some of the best of Honduras' cocoa. This milk chocolate is creamy and luxurious with deep chocolate tones. Taste notes of fudge, raisins and double cream.