Nose: Dried plums, oak, floral.
Palate: Dates & plums, nutty, plush whisky.
Finish: Whisky, drunken plums, nutty.
To'ak makes the world's finest and most expensive chocolates, with some of their single bars costing up to $450! Why? The cacao is grown in Manabi, Ecuador, which is to cacao what Burgundy is to wine. Beans come from the rarest variety, pure 100% Nacional, which is over 5,300 years old. To'ak also promotes sustainability and conservation. Barefoot is proud to offer these one-of-a-kind chocolates.
Tasmanian Whisky Cask Aged Story: Winner of the prestigious World Whisky Awards, Sullivans Cove is a rising star in the world of whisky. To'ak's 2019 harvest was aged in an ex-Tawny Port cask that Sullivan's Cove used to age its whisky. Notes of dates and plums are imbued with plush notes of whisky throughout…from Tasmania to Ecuador.
Pairing Recommendations: If you can get your hands on a rare bottle of Sullivans Cove whisky, you have found the perfect pairing. As a backup option, look for a single malt from Speyside, a triple-distilled whisky from Ireland, bourbon, or cognac. Tawny port is another obvious choice. In the realm of cheese, opt for something creamy or nutty—like Brie, triple-cremes, Pyrenees sheep’s milk cheese, and Alpine-style cheeses.
Size: 1.76 oz (price is per bar)
Ingredients: Cacao beans, cane sugar
*Waitlist is on a first come basis
NOTE: chocolates will only ship if ordered with a coffee bean order. We do not ship in summer or hot weather but do have a wide selection at our cafes.
WE TASTE: Plum and berry aromas lead to notes of candied orange and maple, with a sweet jammy finish. We're really excited to share this special coffee.
ROAST PROFILE: Light
GROWER: Smallholder farmers organized around Chelbesa mill
OTHER: Traceable, Single Origin
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Chelbesa coffee mill located in the Gedeo Zone. Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Chelbesa mill where the cherries are carefully selected and immediately placed on raised beds carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent, and then transported to Addis Ababa where the coffee is milled and exported.
Origin photo by Royal Coffee
CUP PROFILE: Floral aromas lead to notes of black cherry and gobs of dark chocolate and salted caramel with a thick body and a lingering finish.
CUP PROFILE: Aromas of molasses and cherry lead to a creamy cup of cocoa and sweet toffee that lingers on the tongue.