Goodnow Farms Chocolate
69% Cacao El Carmen Nicaragua Coffee Premium Dark Chocolate
Weight: .97 oz. (27.5 g.) / 1.94 oz. (55 g.) in total bar
Calories: 146 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $11.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Nicaragua Theme Week.
Today's 69% Cacao El Carmen Nicaragua Coffee Premium Dark Chocolate bar with Coffee was from Goodnow Farms Chocolate (Sudbury, MA).
The company offers a variety single origin bars—a few with inclusions from the same origin,* like today's coffee bar.
This bar had the same luscious thick creamy melt and texture as yesterday's 77 percent El Carmen bar (by the same maker); although the coarsely-ground, lightly roasted coffee beans* contributed some fine, well incorporated, grit to the texture.
The coffee also imparted some rich flavor and helped balance out the sugar**, making the chocolate seem bolder, richer (and less sweet) than many 69 percent bars (a good thing if you're a dark chocolate fan).
*According to their website, Goodnow Farms Chocolate sources their coffee beans for their 69% Nicaragua coffee bar "from Recreo Coffee and Roasterie in West Roxbury (Mass.), where husband and wife team Hector and Miriam Morales import beans directly from their family farm in Jinotega, Nicaragua."
**Ingredients: Cacao beans, Organic sugar, cocoa butter, coffee