A single-estate chocolate made from cacao sourced from Rehoboth Estate located in the Calinan district in Davao City, Philippines. Our friends, Michael and Doris have their team separate out cacao harvested from old native trees for us. Although these trees produce cacao pods and beans much smaller than the newer high-yielding trees, we were drawn by the powerful and alluring flavours.
This is a special bar to us. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Ingredients: Cacao beans (70%), cane sugar
The cacao was sourced from our friends, Michael and Doris who started a wet bean collection center and fermentation facility in Calinan, Davao City in 2015. Every year during the harvesting season from November to January, wet beans are collected from smallholder farmers to be fermented and dried.
The name of the estate - 'Rehoboth' is named after a well of blessing. Michael and Doris started their operations with the aim to provide locals with opportunities to earn decent income through livelihood projects. Cacao was one of them.
“Mindanao is very rich and fertile - logically no one should be poor. It is due to lack of good education, corruption, opportunities, etc.. We try our best to make a difference.” - Michael