Pssst: Enna is making a limited edition batch of chocolate. Only 100 bars of this batch will be made, and they will be numbered and signed. This will be your first opportunity to have your very own bar of Enna Chocolate. Through the sale of these bars we will be able to fund our first major cocoa bean purchase.
Tanzania / Kokoa Kamili / batch 003
This limited edition bar release is made with cacao produced by the Kokoa Kamili coop in Tanzania. This cocoa's scent is floral and chocolate-y, and man does the nano-factory smell good right now! In Enna's production journal it is noted that when she opened her first bag of Kokoa Kamili it smelled like falling in love. Reserve now - these bars will be ready in late June.
(note when checking out you'll be asked for your shipping address even if you want to do local pickup - fill this out and the next step will give you the option to choose local pickup or proceed with shipping)
tasting notes: raspberry, cherry, coffee, lemon. This chocolate also has a quality that can only be described as 'sparkle'. Not a full effervescence, and not a heat. Just a glint of inspiration, spontaneous tears, the starry sky, a curtain drawing back to hint at something big. It comes in like a kitten, not ordinary, not wild either... but just wait for the finish. It grabs your attention: deep, velvety, wistful and pure. Long after you think you've moved on you'll find yourself gazing into space - hello tastebuds, I am Chocolate! - and, dreaming of what can be.
about the beans: Kokoa Kamili works with approximately 2000 farmers in the fertile Kilombero valley. The farmers receive top dollar for their cocoa, and the coop has an agricultural extension field officer on staff who supports the farmers with training on cocoa agronomy. The coop pays a high price for cocoa to enable the farmers to decide for themselves on the best use of this extra income, whether it be upgrading their roof, sending their child to a better school, saving for a rainy day, or simply enjoying a little more spending money. Before the coop was formed these farmers sold their cocoa to a lone buyer who represented the commodity market, and they were paid the lowest cocoa prices in the country. Through Kokoa Kamili they now receive some of the highest prices paid for cocoa throughout Tanzania (most recently 22% above market rate). Kokoa Kamili also purchases cocoa from a nearby convent which runs a hospital, orphanage, and school.