Along the Animas River corridor, the “Highline” is considered the most dramatic, the pinnacle, of the canyon. Thus, the pinnacle of ACC chocolate is our Bean-to-Bar Highline Bars. Incorporating only single origin premium cacao and organic pure cane sugar, this is the truly the chocolate lover’s chocolate. Simple ingredients allow the chocolate lover to truly experience all the flavor that cacao can truly have; each bar having it’s own, distinct flavor profile and tasting notes. Made bean-to-bar in our cafe at 920 Main Avenue, Durango, the process is open to view by the public. We invite you to join us, ask questions, and try some chocolate!
This bar is currently our staff favorite for the simple complexity and the buttery flavor notes. Grown in the Acul du Nord region of Haiti, we import these ultra premium beans through Uncommon Cacao, who focuses on quality as well as farmer impact. PISA Co-op’s farmers are paid 36% more than the average farmgate price and the exporter earns 88% more than the average 2018 commodity price. PISA beans are farmed in a diverse environment: inter-cropped with yam, avocado, mango, citrus and plantains. Hand sorted and sun-dried directly, centrally fermented and organic certified.
All of our bean-to-bar chocolate is made in small batches and handcrafted on-site. At ACC, we like to rotate the bean origin of our bean-to-bar chocolate bars. This rotate lets you experience different bean origins which yield different flavor notes, cocoa butter content and terroir. This creates and interesting and diverse experience for chocolate lovers and a great introduction to fine chocolate for those that have not yet experienced it!