Marou was one of the first bean to bar makers in Asia. When Vincent Mourou left his advertising career in San Francisco, he moved to Vietnam to find himself. This is when Vincent met Samuel Maruta, a banker from France living in Saigon with his wife and two kids. The two had nothing but a blender, an oven, cake tins, and Sam's kitchen. Samuel and Vincent continue to work with a tight network of small farmers who they buy the best quality beans from.
Buttery and fresh-tasting, this cacao is grown in central Vietnam amidst pepper vines and coffee plantations, lending bright earthiness to this dark chocolate. Dak Lak is also known as the 'pepper province'. With nearly 30,000 acres of pepper trees growing in just one province among many more others, Vietnam is currently the world's largest pepper exporter.
Tasting notes: Pepper & Salt
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