Amano Chocolate Chuao Village Venezuela 70%


The name “Chuao” is spoken with reverence. It symbolizes the world’s most coveted cocoa and its source. For centuries, the farmers of Chuao have faithfully grown the native Venezuelan Criollo cocoa. They ritually harvest and ferment the beans, then sun-dry them in front of their historic church. Once they reach us, we gently hand roast and stone grind them, turning this exalted cocoa into one of the world’s finest chocolates. It is pure passion, pure tradition, pure love- pure Chuao.  Tasting Notes: Plums, blueberries, blackberries, molasses, coffee, almonds

Recent Awards:
Gold at the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards
Bronze at the 2015 International Chocolate Awards World Finals
Bronze at the 2015 International Chocolate Awards Americas Competition
Bronze at the 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards
Silver at the 2011 Academy of Chocolate Awards


The Chocolate Maker’s Notes: Art Pollard

“The cocoa beans from Chuao are, perhaps, the most difficult cocoa beans that I have had the privilege to work with. The flavor of the beans are amazing with many layers of complex flavors that change from beginning to middle to end. Bringing all the flavors into harmony takes a lot of effort and care.”

“Chuao tests even the best chocolate makers. If not treated properly, defects are easy to detect and the result can be disappointing. To bring out Chuao’s optimal flavor, I spent over a month working out the details as to how this precious cocoa would be roasted, refined, and finally conched. It was complicated and took every bit of my skills as a chocolate maker. I believe that you will agree: the result was worth the great amounts of effort.”

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