August 6, 2006
Interesting news. A quote from their website:
TCHO is a direct, transparent connection between the farmers and the consumers, from the pod to the palate, from high concept to sensual experience.
"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
I finally bit the bullet and ordered some, just to satisfy my curiousity.
My husband asked if there was a spot on their feedback form for "yuck" and I'd have to agree.
Now, to be fair, "chocolatey" is probably my least favorite characteristic in chocolate, since I tend to like fruity and citrusy and acidic chocolates, which is not what they are aiming for with this release.
I'll post more details when I can bring myself to try another piece. But it doesn't even smell good.
December 12, 2005
I just got the chance to browse through an article about Tcho in the journal O Estado do Sao Paulo (March 13 issue) where they present Timothy Childs and most particularly Louis Rossetto, founder of Wired magazine as the owners behind Tcho. He presents a surprising fact: thanks to the internet, they have a chance to maintain contact with cocoa producers at various parts of the world...
The same page has another article about Claudio Corallo's family. If someone's in need, I have the pdf of the articles.
September 5, 2004
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