About the company
Stone ground organic chocolate
Categories: Chocolate, Chocolate & Candy Bars, Hot Chocolate, Bulk Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Nuts, Cacao Nibs, Valentine's Day, Confections, Point of Sale, Holiday, Christmas
Attributes: Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, GMO Free
At Taza Chocolate we make stone ground, organic chocolate. Cacao is so complex in flavor that we want to let it speak loud and proud. That is why we do less to bring you more. We stone grind organic cacao beans into perfectly unrefined, minimally processed chocolate with bold flavor and texture, unlike anything you have ever tasted.
Taza founder Alex Whitmore took his first bite of stone ground chocolate while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was so inspired by the rustic intensity that he decided to create a chocolate factory back home in Somerville, MA. Alex apprenticed under a molinero in Oaxaca to learn how to hand-carve granite mill stones to make a new kind of American chocolate that is simply crafted, but seriously good.
Mission and values Taza is a pioneer in ethical cacao sourcing. We were the first U.S. chocolate maker to establish a third-party certified Direct Trade Cacao Certification program. We maintain direct relationships with our cacao farmers and pay a premium above the Fair Trade price for their cacao. We partner only with cacao producers who respect the rights of workers and the environment.
Founded in 2006 - based in Somerville, MA
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|Headquarter Location(s)||Somerville, MA|
|Manufacturing Location(s)||Somerville, MA|
|Shipping Location(s)||Somerville, MA; Tualatin, OR; Salt Lake City, UT|
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