This Dandelion Kokoa Kamili Tanzania is a dark chocolate bar that hints of sweet lemon.
Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, that crafts bars in the Mission District of San Franciso. Dandelion is passionate about transparency and ethical sourcing. As a result the company bought beans directly from Kokoa Kamili in Tanzania for this dark chocolate.
Brian and Simran founded Kokoa Kamili because they felt they could benefit local farmers by improving the quality of their cacao crops. Kokoa Kamili buys ‘wet’ beans (not yet dried or fermented) straight from the farm gates. It takes care of the fermentation and drying at its own facility – two steps especially important for flavour development.
As well as improving the quality of the final cacao, Kokoa Kamili pays farmer above the standard price for cacao.
Bright hints of lemon infuse the dark chocolate. A combination of sweetness, sherbet and mango blend into an almost bubblegum-like quality. Richer, deeper hints of fondant come through towards the finish.
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We interviewed Simran, one of the founders of Kokoa Kamili. You can find out more about him and the organisation in our blog post here.