These beans come from communities along the edge of the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, a national park since 2011. The Gola Rainforest Cocoa Project works with local smallholder cacao producers to produce high-quality cacao while integrating rainforest conservation practices. They work to improve livelihoods and protect the diverse plant and animal species that live in the rainforest. This is the only group we work with where each farmer ferments and dries their own beans, in this case in banana leaf-lined baskets!
Ron is honored to work with these beans especially because of the growers’ dedication to preserving the rainforest bordering their farms. In this bar, we taste molten chocolate cake, toffee, and cinnamon.
All of our single-origin bars are made with just cocoa beans and sugar, no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla.