We are two guys who love chocolate! We love it so much that we want to try our hand at making fine, hand-crafted chocolate from the cacao bean all the way to the bar. We will distinguish ourselves from other chocolates by ensuring that the terroir of the beans, just like a fine wine, is an integral part of the chocolate, instead of being hidden with large quantities of sugar and other ingredients. We will create chocolate that is best savored in order to work through all of the nuances of the flavor in the cacao beans.
We are creating the Washington, D.C. area’s first bean to bar chocolate and we want to be known as local guys making local chocolate. By being local chocolate makers, we know that we can contribute something that will excite the community and ultimately something we are all proud of.
We're just starting out and our plan is to have our first real bar finished this fall. To accomplish this, we need to have funding for the large quantities of beans for experimentation and eventually production, and possibly additional equipment to refine the process and standardize our chocolate.
Justin & Ben
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