‘Nibby’ Bejofo Estate

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The nibbiest nibby chocolate to ever nib – starring one of the world’s current best cocoa beans. These are individually roasted by Holger, broken open, separated from the shell and, after the main rolling of the chocolate, combined with the previously separated nibs. In addition to bringing out each variety’s unique character, this makes for great intensity, crunch and freshness.

Bejofo Estate (Madagascar)
Red-earthy beans packing a proper punch – reminiscent of an unsweetened lemon tarte on praline base.

Curious about four more cocoa varieties currently considered to be the best in the world? Try this set of five

60g packet

9,00 

(€150.00 per 1kg)

About the bean grower

Bejofo Estate (Madagascar)

On the fertile soils of the Ambanja district in the Sambirano Valley, you will find the Bejofo Estate, owned by Bertil Åkesson. The cacao consists mainly of Trinitario trees of the highest quality, brought to the island by the French, plus a small amount of Criollo. Before Bertil bought the plantation in 1998, it was owned by the government, as was every plantation in Madagascar at the time. He’s since made a name for himself as one of the vanguardists of Madagascan high quality cacao and has long been appreciated by connoisseurs.

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...is Holger's Dutch surname, pronounced "in het veld" which basically means "farmer". Back in 2002, Holger left the illustrious world of music journalism at Germany’s wonderful Spex magazine to devote his attention to chocolate. According to Billy, he’s the one and only chocolate wizard – he’s so knowledgeable that even the dessert experts at CODA came to him to learn the tricks of the trade. The focus of Holger’s work is on sourcing the best cocoa beans and to manufacture them in a way that preserves their natural, pure essence. Once you’ve had Holger’s chocolate, you’ll forget all about the sugar-sweetened and milky travesties that pass for chocolate in the supermarket.