It is a little misleading to call Karkar an island, as it is in fact one large volcano. 60 miles across, and visible from over 50 miles away. But the rich soil you find here on the sides of the volcano is ideal for growing the finest cocoa, with its bold flavours, reminiscent of dates, walnut and red fruits.
This volcanic island is home to two family cocoa farms employing most of the population. Good farming practices and long-held skills of fermentation and drying combine to ensure a superb tasting chocolate.
The long finish and lingering taste of our chocolate is due to the firetree, or cocoa tree, which thrives on the uniquely rich, porous soils of the South Seas' remote volcanic Islands. Firetree's superior beans yield a distinct depth and complexity.
Tasting Notes: Walnut and wild mushrooms yield to intense cocoa, ending with truffles. To enjoy fully, take time to let the flavours develop on the palate.