About Us

Mindo, Ecuador is a town in the foothills of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse regions in the world meet.  It’s also where our chocolate-making journey began.  Cloud forest vitality continues to impact our mission — not only to enjoy excellent quality and flavor of chocolate, but to harness something incredible about pure, thriving life through the prism of cacao and other pure, simple, natural ingredients.

With a deep connection to our sister store, El Quetzal de Mindo, we stay close to our cacao’s home.  Our goal is for everyone in our cross-continental community to benefit from a deep connection to ingredients, process, and pride for our world-class chocolate.  It’s for this reason that we work to make chocolate-making accessible to everyone through education.  

The thriving local food community of the Ann Arbor area is our home.  We hand-craft bean-to-bar chocolate in small batches, using only the purest and best-tasting ethically-sourced ingredients.  Family-cultivated over generations for superior flavor, organic Ecuadorian Nacional cacao beans and exquisite care make our chocolate something truly special.

From Mindo, Ecuador to Dexter, Michigan, we’re a cross-continental community cultivating unforgettable chocolate experiences, and we can’t wait to share the bean-to-bar difference with you. 

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