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

 

Spring cocoa harvest 2014... off to Vanuatu next week!

Cocoa grower Aisen Samuel (right) with his sons..

Cocoa grower Aisen Samuel (right) with his sons..

Cocoa trees produce two crops per year, one from April-June (Autumn) and the second, smaller Spring crop, over September-November.

We source our beans from Malekula (Vanuatu), visiting twice a year to catch up with the growers and buy new-season cocoa beans... in fact we're heading back next week for the Spring harvest!

Single-plantation chocolate is a bit like wine made from a single vineyard… expressing a flavour and aroma unique to the soil and climate of where the cocoa beans are grown... and season to season there are differences too!

Autumn 2014 beans just about out... 

Autumn 2014 beans just about out... 

So if you've tasted our chocolate before, be sure to try it again with the next batch of beans! It won't be the exactly the same... ever!

But that's the beauty of single-plantation chocolate!

Enjoy!

Luke