Created from rare Ecuadoran "Nacional" beans grown in the fertile Guayas river floodplain and untainted by hybrids. Pure "Nacional" or "Arriba" beans have been renowned for centuries. Amano carefully hand roasts and stone grinds them on traditional equipment to allow their exceptional flavor to come through. Notes of smoke, green banana and blackberry.
Ingredients: Cocoa, Pure Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Vanilla Beans
Gluten Free; Nut-Free; Dairy-Free; Soy-Free; Vegan
Art Pollard, the founder of Amano, is a chocolate geek's chocolatier. He searches out rare beans with remarkable, complex flavors then tailors each step of the process to their needs, always letting the inherent personality of the bean shape the end result. Located in Orem, Utah at the base of the Wasatch mountain range, Amano remains a small-batch producer with a long (really long) track record of award-winning recognition.
Art prefers to buy his beans directly from local farmers, often paying growers significantly more than the market price despite the absence of a "fair trade" designation.