Philippines: Bon'Bulak, Tupi 75%

tasting notes: black locusst blossom, mild almond, cream

ingredients: organic cacao, organic cane sugar

We've named this bar after the village where the cacao is grown, Tupi. Tupi means 'fold' and we love the idea of being folded into the gentle layers of flavor in this bar. The artwork on the wrapper reads 'Tupi' in script. This cacao has a delicate floral quality, and it is an exciting bean for us to work with.

Kablon Farms is a 70 hectare bio diversified, sustainable farm in South Cotabato, in Davao, Philippines. Kablon Farms is paving the way for specialty, high quality cacao from the Philippines to change the low price dynamics that are seen across the country. Jun, with his university degree in agricultural engineering and upbringing on cacao and coconut farms, is uniquely poised to design a farm and provide a product that fits this bill. The farm grows a mix of “criollo” (the cacao brought from Mexico in the 1700s) and newer hybrid genetics that were brought from Malaysia in the 1980s for disease resistance and higher yields. Organized into 9 zones, the farm runs fermentation trials with cacao from each zone, and from blends of zones, to generate different products with specific flavor profiles.