Matepono 90 Noir de Noir Chocolate
Solomonian cacao is a rare and subtle varietal. Orfeve's special Matepono 90 Noir de Noir is from David Junior Kebu’s small family farm in the northeast of Guadalcanal Island, on the banks of the Matepono River. This blend of intense and full-bodied Crus de Propriété slowly reveals a rich aromatic palate ranging from a tangy and fruity attack to a woody finish with notes of mahogany, oud and Havana. Wow. 90%. 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!