(photo by Lee McCoy)
Awards: Good Food Awards 2012
According to Amano: “From the fertile Guayas River floodplain comes the pride of Ecuador — The Nacional cocoa bean, grown nowhere else in the world. In seclusion, farmers have cultivated a wild cacao into a balanced expression of untamed nature and sophistication. We handroast this bean, and, using our antique stone grinder, release its characteristic floral aroma. Rich nuanced notes of smoke, green banana, and blackberry will transport you to another time and place where magic and love abound.”
Ingredients: cocoa beans, pure cane sugar, cocoa butter, whole vanilla beans.
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