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Colombian Origin Bar Launch.

HB Ingredients started talking to Colombian cocoa grower and chocolate producer Luker Cacao over 2 years ago. We instantly fell in love with the chocolate and the whole story of the 'Fino de Aroma' (fine flavour cocoa) produced in Colombia, not to mention their sustainable approach to farming and farm management.  Click here to view a video.

Luxury Chocolate producer Artisan du chocolat got wind of what HB Ingredients were working on with Luker and was very keen to produce a chocolate from the Colombian Cocoa liquor in their factory based at Ashford in Kent.  Owner Anne Wynns and Gerrard Coleman then worked their magic and produced the first bar in the UK using Luker Cocoa Liquor.  Artisan du chocolate then launched the bar as a limited edition for Chocolate Week in October, along with Colombian themed drinks and chocolates inspired buy Anne's visit to Colombia.

Now we are still not entirely sure how the next piece of the jigsaw fell into place but the Colombian Ambassador Mr Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera (Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) made contact with HB Ingredients and Artisan du Chocolat asking if he could attend the Launch of the first Luker Colombian bar,  we of course were delighted. 

The launch itself took place at  Artisans du Chocolat's Notting Hill Store and true to his word Mr Munera arrived early and proceeded to eat his way through most of the store and was very excited to be supporting 'fino de Aroma' cocoa from Colombia.


left to right:
David Brealey(HB Ingredients) Anne Wynns(Artisan du Chocolat)
Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera(Colombian Ambassador) Francisco Gomez(Luker Cacoa)

Luker offer a wide range of stunning Colombian regional origins and Colombian blends, all produced using 'fino de arome' certified beans.

Links to website and luker website etc



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