In the heart of Tanzania lies the remote Kilombero Valley. Down a dirt road, you will find a small village named Mbingu, Swahili for ‘Heaven’. Producing cacao with flavours of strawberry, red cherry, bread & butter!
Mbingu Valley, Tanzania
Bahen & Co, based in West Australia, take a traditional approach by stone grinding their chocolate from bean to bar using vintage chocolate machines which operate slow and cool, preserving the taste of distant places. There's a great little feature about them on YouTube we recommend you watch posted by 'Western Australia'!
But it's not just about the process, Bahen & Co are deeply curious about cacao and continuously searches for fine flavoured cacao, building long-term relationships with farmers based on principles of mutual benefit, transparency and fairness. By paying direct and cutting out the middleman, they exceed Fair Trade and pay prices that respect the farmer's efforts.
Cocoa beans and organic raw sugar