Casa Bosques Chocolate is a project based on the exploration of the history, methods, origins and culture of chocolate.
Building on our foundations of a single origin, bean-to-bar practice, we are constantly experimenting with new techniques in chocolate making. The constant search for rare and unique cacao beans leads us towards purity, intriguing cacao blends and the highest quality raw ingredients available - as well as the chance to encounter local farmers and farming practices, diverse climates, and methods of fermentation.
Each new approach to the cacao bean informs our practice, invoking the constant discovery of new harmonies in flavours aromas, and textures. By experimenting with herbs and spices, grains, seeds, medicinal plants and insects, Casa Bosques Chocolate surveys a vast pedagogy of international culinary experience in order to recount authentic stories of provenance and taste.
“Each type of Casa Bosques chocolate represents a moment or a place in my life story linked to my own sense of wanderlust. Every time I am somewhere new, I imagine a new chocolate variety to represent that moment, place or emotion. Sometimes that means looking into tradition and experiment with friends and chefs in order to explore and learn from each other.”- Rafael Prieto - Founder.
Choclate, cacao, organic sugar, hoja santa.
Sesame Seed, Cacao Nibs, + Cashew
The rise, the mount, and the chocolate, Escalating in its magnitude, Volcanic eruptions only eventful with ripe renewals of natural calls, Nature—violated, Granite irregularities smoothed by clusters of seeding blossoms, Crisps of air in the distance offer beginnings, Melancholic blues in the air, Daffodils simmering in the earth, Anticipating viridescent blooms.
This chocolate mixes the earthy flavor of toasted buckwheat into a 72% pure and dark Dominican fruity cacao bean, resulting in a wondrously smoky flavor. Casa Bosques celebrates The World of Apartamento with this refined chocolate by paying homage to their beautifully crafted photos and stories from the past decade assembled in one carefully executed book. This single-origin treat honors ten years of rich designs and tasteful curation. Enjoy!