- Guatemala produces only 1,000 tons of cacao annually, while Ecuador produces over 100,000, and Ivory Coast, 1.2 million.
- It has been historically proven that Guatemala is one of the original areas of chocolate consumption.
- In Guatemala, much more chocolate is drunk rather than eaten..
- Even though cacao’s genetic origins are in the American continent, today the world’s largest cacao producers are located in western Africa and the Pacific Rim.
My relationship with Danta Chocolate Guatemala started when I saw on YouTube a film of a man making artisanal cocoa butter with artisanal equipment.
Danta Chocolate is born in mid-2008 as a result of the passion its founder, Carlos Eichenberger, has for all things chocolate. A desire to learn about the methodology and technique of chocolate production turn into an enthusiastic journey of learning and creation.
Carlos came to Kortrijk and with him his extraordinary couverture, we enjoyed us with making pastry and bonbons and at the end, from his four kilogram of chocolate there is nothing left, except the gateaux and the bonbons.
He was generous and for the shop he shared me some bars for the happy few to taste, so if you come over be prepared.
Thanks for sharing your chocolate Carlos thanks for beeing here in Kortrijk with us.
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