what we do and why we do it
"Chikondi" means love, and it is the driving force behind our single-origin bean-to-bark craft chocolate. We start by sourcing our direct and fair trade cacao beans from tropical countries around the equator known as the "cacao belt." Our process involves hand-sorting and carefully roasting each batch to bring out the origin's distinct flavor profile. The beans get winnowed to remove their outer husks, and then stone-ground with organic cane sugar and cocoa butter for at least 24 hours before being tempered into bark and other Chikondi confections.
We are passionate about educating our community about the social injustices present in the cacao industry. Your purchase supports the small-batch craft chocolate movement to ensure cacao farmers earn fair, livable wages for their harvests. Join us at an upcoming class to learn more about how we can make a difference for the hard-working families that make enjoying chocolate possible.
We hope you love our chocolate as much as we love creating it for you!