Handcrafted on Nantucket
Welcome to the "faraway" island of Nantucket and to the world of handcrafted chocolate. From carefully sourced beans, we make chocolate from scratch, inviting you to explore with us the cacao origins through every bite. Discover unique flavors from different regions and join us to experience our passion for chocolate, from bean-to-bar.
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How Chocolate is Made
Cocoa grows within 20 degrees north or south of the equator. Cocoa trees require high humidity, fertile soils, with abundant rainfall and warm temperatures.
Through a meticulous process, the beans are carefully fermented and dried for over a week in order to bring out the unique flavors and aromas of the beans. This process is essential to producing high-quality chocolate with a richness of flavor unique to each origin.
Proper drying of the beans, commonly in the sun, ensures the correct fermentation process is not compromised on the beans’ long trip to the chocolate maker.
Before roasting beans are inspected and sorted. Roasting time and temperature depend on the profile of the raw bean. Generally beans are roasted in temps of 250°F up to 350°F for 30-90 minutes.
Roasted beans are cooled, cracked and winnowed in order to separate the husk from the nib.
Through a series of heating and cooling the chocolate is prepared for its final step where it will have a distinct shine and snap.
Depending on the flavor profile, the nibs are ground to a fine paste using a stone melanger. In this step we add our organic sugar and cacao butter and grind to a fine consistency.
The tempered chocolate is poured into moulds and cooled before being wrapped and labeled. And then the fun of enjoying the taste begins!