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Original Beans – Beni Wild Harvest 66%

A wild Beni produced by Felchlin for Original Beans, but to a different recipe than is used with Felchlin’s own “Cru Sauvage”.  A little confusing perhaps but with a few less than inspiring re-moulds of Felchlin’s clas...
by Stuart Robson
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Amano – Cuyagua 70%

The latest bars by Amano all seem to be finished to a very high standard and the Cuyagua is no exception.   The temper is very fine giving a glossy, even finish and a sharp, clean snap.  The colour is fairly light but with a...
by Stuart Robson
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Amano – Madagascar 70%

Amano have been building an enviable reputation over the last few years and there can be little doubt that it is well deserved. The previous batch of their Madagascar I tasted was, at the time, the best of their range and offer...
by Stuart Robson
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Amano – Dos Rios 70%

The finish of this example has clearly seen better days.  There are a number of shipping scuffs and marks that mar what seems to have been a typically well handled finish from Amano, with only the expected swirling and a coupl...
by Stuart Robson
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Soma – Chuao 70%

In the recent wave of Chuao releases there have been some disappointments set against some really beautiful examples. I had been told this bar from Canadian bean to bar producer Soma was among the best and as such it was with c...
by Stuart Robson
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