Spencer Cocoa - single origin chocolate

Spencer Cocoa is Australian-made chocolate. Made from scratch in Mudgee, using cocoa beans grown in Vanuatu. 

We visit our growers twice a year to catch up and select new-season beans. We buy directly from a small group of families on the island of Malekula who grow, harvest, ferment and dry the cocoa ready for shipping to Australia.

Back in Mudgee, we roast, grind and conch and temper the cocoa into beautiful chocolate.

Simple ingredients, direct trade, bean-to-bar.

Enjoy!

Luke Spencer - chocolate maker

 

single origin... that is single plantation

Lambubu Bay, Malekula, Vanuatu

Lambubu Bay, Malekula, Vanuatu

Thought we’d kick off our wee blog with an introduction to Lambubu Bay, Malekula (pronounced ‘mal-e-koola’) - an island in Vanuatu. This is where our cocoa beans are grown. The plantation has a fermentery and wood-fired drying beds where the beans are transformed from a somewhat apple-fragrant, white sappy bean to a dark dry bean with that magical aroma of chocolate.

Single 'origin' chocolate can be a bit like wine from ‘south-eastern Australia’, still sourced from a pretty massive area, country, continent even... you kinda miss the intimate experience of tasting chocolate that is connected to the soil, trees, microclimate and people of one place.

My father-in-law came over to the plantation a while back, and every time he tastes our chocolate, he is ‘taken back to Lambubu Bay and aromas of the fermentery’.

So please enjoy our chocolate like a good wine, made by someone you know, from fruit grown in one place.

Spencer Cocoa – Single Plantation chocolate made from beans grown in Lambubu Bay, Malekula, Vanautu. Roasted and made into chocolate here in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.