In the lush, mountainous department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala a heritage tracing back to cacao’s origin in the Mayan civilization go into the cultivation of these cacao trees. The indigenous Q’eqchi Maya farmers produce a magnificent bean.
This chocolate exhibits notes of brown sugar with a soft fruity finish.
2015 Silver medal at the International Chocolate Awards (Americas)
2016 Bronze medal at The Academy of Chocolate Awards (World)
Cacao bean (Verapaz) and cane sugar.
About the Maker
Made in Victoria, B.C. by Taylor Kennedy. Founder of Sirene Chocolate, Taylor has been a globetrotter for most of his life. He has worked with The National Geographic Society in photography, writing and photo editing for more than 18 years now.
His work brought him to remote countries with rich agricultural heritage where he began to make the connection between food and the growing demand for ethically sourced products. As a specialty chocolate maker, Taylor is able to oversee production from the cacao bean to the bars on the shelves and feel good about each of the steps along the way.