Somerville Chocolate was started in the spring of 2012 as a bean to bar chocolate CSA located in Somerville, Massachusetts. The central mission of the CSA is to involve people with the process of chocolate making by preparing multiple bar “harvests” (deliveries) that showcase variations on a particular aspect of the chocolate making process.
Dominican cacao from Finca Elvesia, smoked over apple wood prior to refinement. Resulting chocolate has a distinct yet not overpowering sweet smokey flavor that mingles with that of the chocolate. For those who are familiar with Papua New Guinea cacao (also known for its smokey character), this is entirely different.