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Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate Taza Chocolate
561 Windsor Street B-206
Somerville MA 02143
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Phone: (617) 623-0804

Taza is a true bean-to-bar chocolate makerlocated in Somerville, Massachusetts, and is the only maker of 100%stone ground chocolate in the United States. Taza sources organicallygrown cacao beans directly from small farmer cooperatives ensuringthose farmers receive more than fair trade prices for their highquality cacao. Taza is one of the few independently owned, socially andenvironmentally responsible chocolate makers in the country. Taza'schocolate making process is designed to capture the true flavor of thecacao bean by minimally processing the chocolate every step of the way.By putting care into the entire process, from the sourcing ofingredients from our proud farmers, to molding finished chocolate bars,Taza is dedicated to quality, and to serving their customers, their localcommunities, and the environment. Taza Chocolate holds periodic openhouses at their factory in Somerville, Mass. that are free and open toall.

What makes stone ground chocolate different:

1. They keep the bean in the bar - By minimally processing their chocolate, theyare able to maintain all of the incredible flavors that are inherent incacao beans. A great range of fruity and nutty flavors can be found inevery bean and in every one of their chocolate bars.

2.This chocolate is food, not candy - Taza Chocolate's unique texturecomes from their antique Mexican stone mills. Each millstone is handdressed to bring out the maximum flavor potential from the cacao beansgiving their chocolate the appeal of real food, not just candy.

3.Full Flavor Roasting - The light color of Taza chocolate is indicativeof their gentle roasting and high quality beans. Their roasting processpreserves the beans natural flavor and healthful properties.

How they source their ingredients:

1.Direct Trade - By working directly with small farm cooperatives, Tazais able to pay a substantial premium above Transfair (FairTrade) pricesfor their high quality organic cacao beans. They support having that directrelationship with all their ingredient suppliers and are committed toSlow Food ingredient sourcing principles.

2.Organic sustainability - By buying organic and biodynamic ingredients, they are cultivating a sustainable business and future for the planet. Bykeeping their supply chain simple (from the farm to Taza Chocolate to you) theyminimize their carbon footprint.

Taza Chocolate is:

  • 100% stone ground
  • small batch
  • minimally processed
  • made with all organic ingredients
  • made with direct trade cacao beans
  • origin verifiable


Chocolate made in the USA, chocolate made in Massachusetts, chocolate made in Somerville

Buy local Somerville, buy local Massachusetts, buy local MA

Eat local Somerville, eat local Massachussetts, eat local MA

Organic chocolate, fair trade chocolate, socially responsible chocolate


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Tours Available: Yes
Brick & Mortar: No
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Date added: 11.12.2008  
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