Fresco Chocolate was founded in 2010 in Lynden, Washington by computer scientist Rob Anderson. His logical approach sees him strive to use the best possible ingredients, then experiment with each variable that affects taste (such as roast and conch time) one at a time.
Rob has put his scientific credentials to great effect here to produce a great bar made with Bertil Akesson's Madagascan beans. Rob has combined a medium conch and light roast allowing the natural fruitiness of the beans to burst through. There is an immediate hit of apricot, followed by a sharper citrus tang.