WHusband and wife, Andres from Ecuador and Sara from Colombia, share an intense love for chocolate and an altruistic desire to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers. And this passion has materialised into an Ecuadorian focused craft chocolate company based in Cornwall, UK.
Translating to “new river”, Rio Nuevo is a bean to bar chocolate maker that sources directly its single estate Arriba Nacional cacao through pre-existing connections to cocoa farmers in Ecuador. Andres and Sara are very proud to work with and buy directly from the cocoa farmers.
Similar to its 72% counterpart, this 80% dark chocolate has a strong cocoa flavour with bright citrus notes, intertwined with raisins, Demerara sugar and freshly-baked biscuits. Far from bitter, this chocolate is archetypal of fine flavour Ecuadorian cacao.