I want enough money to order an initial run of 1000 custom-made Dark Espresso Chocolate Bars.
Partnering with Dream Chocolates (Boise, ID), we have spent several months perfecting the recipe for our Dark Espresso Chocolate Bar. Made from 70% dark chocolate our bar is not only organic but it is also certified with the Rainforest Alliance, which is an important step in certifying a model of sustainability and ethical/environmentally friendly way to acquire the right resources for premium chocolate bar like ours. Rich, dark and lightly sweet, the dark chocolate we selected is a perfect match for the dark roast coffee from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia in the heart of the Rift Valley. Roasted by Dominion Trading Company www.dominiontradingcoffee.com, the Yirgacheffe is silky smooth with a sweet lemon acidity supported by raw maple malty mid-tones with notes of blueberry. By design…the perfect match.
The Phoenix represents rebirth and renewal. In Arabian lore, the Phoenix built a nest in the aromatic branches of a local tree. We figured it was the cacao and coffee bush. Our unique profit-sharing model is symbolic of the Phoenix rising out of the ash of poverty with grace, power and prosperity.
The Dark Espresso Chocolate bar will be sold in 1.25 ounce packages with gold foil wrapping and our Phoenix-Rising logo will pop against a brown-blending-to-black label. We plan to sell these vertically placed chocolate bars online, in chocolate and candy shops, cafés, wine and gift shops, as well as specialty grocers in and around Pacific Northwest. The display boxes will hold 12 bars at a time and will retail for $2.50 per bar.
Our mission is not only providing environmentally friendly and sustainable premium Dark Espresso Chocolate Bars but we plan to play with the global economy a little bit. Over 50% of our profits one way or another will go back to the farmers who supply the cocoa and coffee beans. Ethonomics? Maybe. But we see our mission to impact the world by providing products of the highest quality and sharing those profits with those of you need it most…the farmers that provide us these resources.
The FutureWe are currently in development of several more chocolate products and are busy fine-tuning recipes for:
- · 70% Dark
- · Milk Chocolate
- · Baking Chocolate “Buttons”
- · Spicy Dark Chili
- · Dark Chocolate Mint
- · Drinking Chocolate
- (30 days)