With a softer taste, the 53 % bar is a wonderful example of artisan chocolate-making. Creamy and sweet, the distinct cacao comes through with notes of vanilla and caramel. Macaw Kakau is truly farm-to-bar chocolate. Here, the cacao farmers are the chocolate makers. Every step is undertaken by Macaw Kakau: selecting which varieties to grow, fertilizing, cultivating, growing under the canopy of native trees, controlling the harvest, and careful fermentation of the beans, all to make the most delicious chocolate. Macaw Kakau continue an ancient tradition by growing heirloom varieties of cacao, which are historically successful in the region. Their blend of beans has a unique character made possible only by their precise location, knowledge, and practices.