To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Valrhona has created Komuntu 80% chocolate in conjunction with a group of 100 ethically minded people. Komuntu is a new couverture that is unique in many ways. Its name is a contraction of “Komunumo”, which means “community” in Esperanto, and “Ubuntu”, an African concept that means “I am because we are”. Valrhona cocoa partners, suppliers, employees and customers participated in the creation of this dark chocolate: the choice of its unique taste, the illustration on its packaging, and its name. Made from a complex blend of cocoa beans sourced from the four corners of the world, this couverture chocolate represents the special bonds that Valrhona maintains with its 15 cocoa-producing partners. This unique chocolate is the result of a long process which blends beans from different origins, an area of expertise truly unique to Valrhona. Its aromatic profile strikes a true balance between powerful cocoa and harmonious flavors, complementing the existing range of Valrhona couvertures perfectly. The result is a chocolate with a high cocoa percentage of 80% with an aromatic profile that reveals a powerful woody and bitter taste on the palate, supported by notes of roasted cocoa nibs. Because Komuntu 80% proves Valrhona’s commitment to creating a fair, sustainable cocoa industry and creative, responsible gastronomy, 100% of this chocolate’s profits will be given to Valrhona’s cocoa-producing partners. The final sum harvested will be divided equally among Valrhona’s 15 cocoa partners for the development of community projects in support of education, health, income diversification and more. Each partner will be able to decide, in collaboration with Valrhona and according to its own needs, which project will be set up at the end of the year of raising funds. For more information on Komuntu 80%, visit www.valrhona.com/en/komuntu-80 .
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