We just had four new kinds of cocoa beans delivered to the factory. They come to us in burlap sacks weighing around 150lbs. We have had beans from Ghana and Dominican Republic before and are looking forward to working with this years crop. We have never had beans from Vietnam before. They came in smelling uniquely delicious.
Given that every bean is different we take time to check out roast times and recipes to find work best with each individual variety. This is what makes artisan chocolate so special.
Look for these new bars to be popping up sometime between September and Christmas.