is a Berlin-based initiative for theoretical and practical self-help in the matter of cacao & workmanship. The one and only rule is love and respect for Mother Nature. Long before Carl von Linné, who gave all plants their botanical name and named Cacao “Theobroma” (“food of the gods”), the seeds were holy to the Olmec, Maya and Aztec. We want to transform their complex nature into fine food. It starts with direct purchase of the best raw beans, which we select by hand, briefly roast by air circulation and process with small stone melangeurs. Berlin open source craftsmanship, transparency in regard to derivation and fermentation. Cacao beans that already in their original state embody a fine food. Chocolate that says why DIY is worthwhile.
THEO: 60 gram bar with whole handshelled beans
ANGELITOS NEGROS: The dark truth in 90 & 100%
JUNGLE PLEASE: Half-processed fresh taste. 75 & 80%
NIBBY STICKS: Half choc, half nibs. Very! Crunchy!
SPICE LADIES: Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon, Coffee, Liquorice, Vanilla.
NUTS GIANDUIA: Almond, Walnut, Hazelnut.
ZIEGENMILCH: Goat milk.
BEANS: raw and roasted
OTHER: Tea and rum made from our shells.
We produce very small batches so custom recipes are welcome. Starting from 50 bars everything is variable -- beans, roast, grinding, sugar, salt, nuts… just ask us!
Our doors are open. Those of you interested in DIY bean-to-bar chocolate production are always welcome. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.