We found this remarkable bean on the coast of Venezuela nestled high in the
mountains where there is a village founded by runaway slaves. The name of
their village, Patanemo, is derived from “paz tenemos” which means, “we have
peace.” Venezuela is known for the best cacao in the world, have many cacao
varieties with high Criollo content. Patanemo stands out for its complex
comforting flavors of apricot, floral jasmine, cashew, coffee and caramel that
evolve as it melts in your mouth leaving a long-lasting chocolate finish. This is a
chocolate to savor sparingly and enjoy its journey of flavors.