DARK COLOMBIA 70% – Domori – 50 gr


A 50-gram bar that embodies the delicious flavor of the Colombian region of Tierralta. Made with Trinitario cocoa, this bar evokes the charming and mysterious atmosphere of ancient Teyuna, also known as the “lost city” of the indigenous people, discovered by archaeologists in 1976 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria, Colombia.

Its rare sweetness and delicacy, enriched with notes of cashews and a subtle hint of honey, give this chocolate a aromatic and elegant fragrance.

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Domori S.p.A. is headquartered in None, on the outskirts of Turin, where its production facility is located. Since its inception in 1997, Domori has been a true revolution in the world of cocoa: it was the first chocolate company to use only fine cocoa, focusing on high quality. The first to produce chocolate with Criollo cocoa, the rarest and most prized of all. The first to control the supply chain from plantations, located in South America and Central America, and to have its own plantation that allowed it to restore Criollo cocoa biodiversity in the field. The first to rediscover and use an ancient and simple formula for dark chocolate: cocoa mass and sugar. The first to create a 100% Criollo chocolate bar. Lastly, the first to create a Chocolate Tasting Code to discover the infinite nuances of aromatic cocoa.

Today, Domori is part of the Polo del Gusto, the Illy Group holding company that encompasses all non-coffee activities, and besides being a leading company in the production of high-quality chocolate, it has become a distributor for Italy of a collection of excellent products: from Dammann Frères teas to Agrimontana jams, passing through the prestigious wines of Mastrojanni and Champagne Barons de Rothschild. In 2019, it also announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Prestat, one of the most beloved chocolate brands in the United Kingdom and a supplier to the British Royal Family. This acquisition allows Prestat to have access to the exclusive raw materials used by Domori and thus integrate control of the entire value chain into its production, “from bean to truffle.”

Thanks to its innovative approach and constant pursuit of excellence, Domori’s turnover now exceeds €20 million, and its products are sold in Italy and in major foreign markets. Since July 23, 2020, Domori has changed its legal name to Domori S.p.A. and has decided to become a Benefit Corporation. As a Benefit Corporation, the company intends to pursue common benefit objectives and operate responsibly, sustainably, and transparently towards individuals, communities, territories, and the environment, as well as cultural and social assets, entities and associations, and other stakeholders.

Domori was the first chocolate producer to exclusively use traditional cultivation methods with aromatic cocoa plants. This was a bold choice because these cocoa varieties are the rarest, most delicate, and have lower productivity. In fact, fine cocoa represents only 10% of the world cocoa harvest, while Criollo, the rarest cocoa variety in the world, represents only 0.01%.
The courage of this choice not only allows Domori to produce chocolate with a wide range of aromatic profiles but also to respect and preserve the biodiversity of fine cocoa. Since its foundation, Domori has fought to protect these precious cocoa varieties, their natural habitat, and the growers working in the plantations. In 2002, Domori invested in Hacienda San José, preserving seven different varieties of Criollo cocoa, creating a universal heritage for its biodiversity.

The cocoa in the Colombia 70% Dark Chocolate bar is selected from the Tierralta region, known for its highly fertile soil, which is threatened by inappropriate land use and activities such as extensive livestock farming, intensive illicit crops, and deforestation for timber sales. In this context, the agroforestry cocoa cultivation model offers an interesting economic alternative that allows for sustainable management of natural resources.
For over eight years, the Integrasinú producers’ association has been a key player in promoting the rural economy of the region. They are rebuilding the social and economic fabric in communities affected by the Colombian armed conflict and currently have 193 members. The organization produces high-quality cocoa using a communal fermentation and drying system located in different areas of the countryside.

Country and region of origin:
Municipality of Tierralta, in the southern part of the Cordoba region, in the Sinú River basin at the foot of the Paramillo National Natural Park. The Paramillo NN Park is an important refuge for the biodiversity of the northern Colombian coast.
A Trinitario cocoa named after ancient Teyuna, the “Lost City” of the indigenous people discovered by archaeologists in 1976 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Tasting notes:
At the time of tasting, it offers a delicate and complex profile: it is a sweet cocoa with notes of caramel, cashews, and ripe fruit.

Domori received the prestigious “Golden Bar” award in 2009 for the production of “Teyuna” cocoa bars from Colombia in the “Origins” category, awarded according to the specifications created by “La Compagnia del Cioccolato”, composed of more than 1,000 members of great importance in the food industry: culinary journalists, chefs, and professional tasters.

Storage instructions: the product should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from odors, at a temperature between 14°C and 20°C.

Ingredients: Colombian cocoa mass, cane sugar.
May contain traces of milk, soy, and nuts.

Weight 0,050 kg
Nutritional Values per 100 g:

Energy Value: 563 kcal / 2340 kJ
Fat: 39 g
of which saturated fatty acids: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 39 g
of which sugars: 30 g
Fiber: 8.5 g
Proteins: 10 g
Salt: 0 g

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