What are your shipping rates & shipping policy?
We offer free shipping to the USA for orders of USD $75 and to most other countries for orders of USD $175. Our shipping services include overnight express (USA only), 2-day express (USA only), express worldwide courier (international) and regular USPS service (USA only). Read on for full rates and conditions.
What can I do if my chocolate arrived damaged (broken, discolored or melted)?
We’re sorry about this. We’ve spent a great deal of time and resources trying to figure out the best possible way to protect your chocolate during shipment, but our system is not perfect. A broken bar can still be enjoyed but we understand this can be disappointing and you are entitled to file an insurance claim should you wish.
My chocolate/package arrived damaged, what should I do next?
First of all, we apologize if this happens. We're trying hard to shorten the supply chain from the cacao tree to you, but from time to time something unintended can occur. The good news is that every order includes complimentary worldwide shipping insurance, which covers you for damage, theft or loss. Click to view full details of how to file a claim.
Does your chocolate contain alcohol?
We do not add alcohol to any of our products. Some of our Aged editions have been aged in empty casks or barrels that previously stored alcohol.
What are the main steps in the production of your chocolate?
Our production of chocolate starts with planting the cacao tree, includes the key post-harvest step of fermentation, the traditional steps of chocolate making, and finishes with packaging your bar in Ecuador. Read on to discover all 14 steps!
Is your chocolate certified organic?
Yes, all of our chocolate is certified USDA Organic, with the exception of our Galapagos edition.
What is the difference between Harvest editions and Aged editions?
Our Harvest editions are harvested from a specific appellation during a specific year (similar to wine), with the objective to highlight the unique flavor and aroma characteristics that are created by the soil and climate conditions of that particular harvest (i.e., “terroir”). Our Aged editions are Harvest editions that have been aged in some kind of aromatic vessel (eg, casks that formerly stored wine or spirits, or Ecuadorian wood vessels) or have been aged in the same container as some other aromatic material (eg, Kampot pepper or Palo Santo wood).
Is each edition a limited edition production? How many bars do you make?
Yes. Our Origin Bars are typically limited to only 150 bars per edition. Each bar is packaged in a handcrafted hardwood box that has the individual bar number engraved on the bottom. Our Signature Bars are somewhat more numerous, but are typically limited to 1,000 per edition.