|company name||Indahphoria Chocolatier|
|factory location||Bend, OR, USA|
|direct online purchase||Indahphoria|
|retail store purchase||several stores in western U.S.|
|selling bars since||2010|
|single origin bars||Dominican Republic|
Papua New Guinea
|production cycle||bean to bar|
|added fat||cocoa butter|
|organic||yes (not certified)|
|economics||fair trade (not certified)|
|last updated||February 16, 2012|
The name Indahphoria means Carry the Beauty. U.S. chocolate maker Aaron Koch founded Indahphoria Chocolatier in 2010 to hand-craft bean to bar organic chocolate infused with medicinal herbs. He also makes unflavored single origin chocolate from the Dominican Republic and Papua New Guinea. During a recent trip to Bali, he investigated sourcing cacao from Indonesia as well.
Indahphoria purchases cacao beans from a broker. The beans for its Dominican Republic bar originate from La Red cooperative.
Sharing a roaster in Eugene, OR, with John Nancy of Chocolate Alchemy, Aaron roasts his cacao beans at low temperatures to release flavors with minimal loss to the flavonoids and antioxidants.
He sweetens his unflavored chocolate using coconut sugar rather than cane sugar. The lower glycemic level of coconut sugar makes his chocolate accessible for diabetic consumers. The other ingredients he uses are cacao beans and cocoa butter made from those same beans. There are no added emulsifiers or flavorings. Although Indahphoria's chocolate is not certified, all of the ingredients are organic, and the cacao is purchased at fair trade prices.
You can buy Indahphoria chocolate online directly from Indahphoria.