Gran Blanco 70 Brut de Noir Chocolate
This Cru de Terroir is magnificently fresh with a subtle fruity acidity supported by melodies of citrus, spice, sandalwood and juniper. Peru has preserved a rich heritage of native varieties, including the famous white bean Gran Blanco – considered as one of the noblest in the world, grown in the Alto Piura Valley in the northwest of the country. Orfève's Gran Blanco beans are grown by a cooperative of small producers – organic, sustainable and fair trade. 70%. 70g.
Based in Geneva, Orfève was founded by cocoa alchemists François-Xavier Mousin and Caroline Buechler. As a cocoa and chocolate factory, Orfève masters every stage of choco production, from bean to bar. All their cacao comes from small farms or first level cooperatives, committed to sustainable and fair development, organic farming and agroforestry. Orfève gently hand sorts the beans, roasts them in tiny batches at very low temperatures, delicately winnows the beans four times, crushes them slowly with a granite mill (which takes thousands of turns), stirs the cocoa for long hours over several days (adding cane sugar and cocoa butter) before being tempered, matured and packed. What a journey! What an art!