Zorzal Cacao beans grow on and around a 1,019-acre bird sanctuary in the Dominican Republic. The reserve protects local biodiversity and the nesting grounds for Bicknell’s Thrush, an endangered migratory songbird that travels between the northeastern U.S and the Dominican Republic every year.
We met the cofounder of Reserva Zorzal, Charles Kerchner PhD, when he wandered into our factory a few years ago. Recently, we’ve been running some experiments together to figure out which trees to plant on the reserve.
All of our single-origin bars are made with just cocoa beans and sugar, no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla.