The AMANO Blog One of the things I have always found most wonderful about chocolate is how unlike it is from so many other foods: it reaches in and touches a person’s soul. Few foods do that, and none that I’m aware of do so so completely. Because of this, I have had some incredible experiences. People of all walks of life tell me what a profound impact our chocolate has had on them and how much they love that experience. (or love the chocolate?) The same goes for some well-known chefs whom I have admired from afar for years.
Ocumare Village Venezuela
The cocoa from the remote Venezuelan village of Ocumare De La Costa has been famous for its cocoa since the 1600’s. Since we founded Amano, it has been an honor to be able to make chocolate from the rarified cocoa. The flavor has always been on of the world’s finest, and we have watched many people swoon as the waves of Ocumare’s incredible chocolatey flavor gently overwhelm their senses.
I have found the farmers of Ocumare and its neighboring valleys to be very kind and hospitable. For this reason, it is one of my favorite places to visit. I truly believe that this chocolate accurately reflects the pride, sensitivity, and personality of the humble famers who grow the cocoa that we use to make this chocolate. As you taste it, I am sure you will come to love as much as I do, not only the chocolate but the farmers and land from which it comes.