No chocolate connects French Broad more deeply with their roots than this bar. When Jael and Dan, the chocolate makers, bought an abandoned cacao farm in Costa Rica, it was to serve as their homestead. When they hired Daniel South at their cafe, Bread & Chocolate, he was to be a dishwasher. Oh, how plans have changed…for the better!
Daniel, now Bread & Chocolate’s head baker, has returned to his agricultural roots as a cacao processor, cultivating cacao on his farm, rehabilitating their farm, and buying cacao from his neighbors along the coast. He ferments in wooden boxes made from trees felled on his land, and exports directly to French Broad Chocolates.
Building a viable cacao business hasn’t been easy for Daniel, but we are standing strong with him and his family to see their efforts bear fruit.