A smooth and rich 70% dark chocolate made with cacao sourced from the Gaura Cooperative in Indonesia. This is a deeply chocolatey bar with a subtle fruity tang, nutty notes and a hint of floral flavour. The kind of bar that you can spend some quality time with and discover new flavours as you allow it to melt slowly in you mouth.
Gaura, Sumba Island, Indonesia.
The Gaura plantation was founded in 1990 by Hengky Lianto’s family. Their aim was to improve people's local living conditions and to increase biodiversity. It was the first professional cocoa plantation on Sumba Island, Indonesia, and is still the only largest one on site to this day.
The plantation is managed by more than 60 full-time employees, with up to 150 additional helpers from the surrounding villages during the main harvest season. All employees and their families receive medical care, and the full-time employees receive land on which they can grow vegetables and fruits for their families. They also cooperate with the Indonesian Coffee and Cacao Research Institute (ICCRI) to promote sustainable and efficient before and after harvesting practices to maintain a sustainable environment in Sumba Island.
In addition, the plantation operates a primary school which is free for the children of the employees and for children in the surrounding area.
In 2015, their cocoa was awarded the prestigious “Cocoa of Excellence” prize by Salon du Chocolat that was held in Paris as one of the best cocoas in the world. Their plantation has been visited by well-known chocolate makers in Europe and their cacao beans used to produce artisan chocolate around the World.
Handcrafted from bean to bar by Trevor Smith, Metiisto make some of the world's best chocolate from their factory in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Cacao beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter
Soy, gluten and dairy free