Chocolat Chapon Venezuela Macuare Guasare 72% 92/100

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West of Puerto Cabello and east of Maracaibo, Macuare sits on the northern Venezuelan coast by the Parque Nacional Juan Crisotomo Falcon, not far from where Porcelana can be found. Guasare on the other hand sits in the far north west of Venezuela, west of Lake Maracaibo where it grows what’s considered to be the ‘father of all criollos’, although they also grow trinitario there now as well. This bar is made from a blend of these two varieties of rare old white criollos. After sourcing the beans Patrice Chapon begins the process of roasting and preparing the beans at his chocolate workshop, east of Paris in Chelles, before turning them into one of his chocolate bars. Continue reading

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Chocolat Chapon Colombia 70% 91/100

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This bar is made using cocoa beans from Colombia. After sourcing the beans Patrice Chapon begins the process of roasting and preparing the beans at his chocolate workshop, east of Paris in Chelles, before turning them into one of his chocolate bars. Continue reading

Best of Barcelona Coffee Part 2

Caravelle

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Waking up the next morning we were in need of some breakfast with our coffee and so headed to Barcelona stalwart Caravelle. A kitchen, a bar, a makeshift office, Caravelle provides a lot alongside brewed specialty coffee, which is no doubt why it’s so popular. Entering in we picked up a table in the centre of the room and browsed the menu for some food, while ordering a couple of cups of the Burundi Gahehe on filter from NOMAD coffee. Continue reading

Pralus Ecuador Arriba 75% 88.5/100

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This bar is made with arriba cocoa from Buena Fe in the Los Rios province of Ecuador. Once harvested these beans are shipped to Pralus’s manufacturing plant in Roanne, where he turns them into his world famous chocolate bars. Continue reading

Pralus Papua New Guinea Trinitario 75% 90/100

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This bar is made with trinitario beans from Papua New Guinea. Once harvested these beans are shipped to Pralus’s manufacturing plant in Roanne, where he turns them into his world famous chocolate bars. Continue reading