What Does Cacao Percentage Mean and What is Cacao?
Let’s address the easy answer first. Cacao is just the name of the
chocolate tree. In English it is written cocoa. So either cacao or
cocoa, it all means chocolate in one form or another.
How do you translate the percent of cacao on your chocolate bar? It
is the amount of chocolate solids in the bar, or how much of the
recipe is actual chocolate beans vs. sugar. Think of the percent as a
scale with the other side being sweet. In other words the higher the
percentage of cacao/chocolate the lower the sweetness. Here is my
personal take on the tastes of the different chocolate percentages.
Bear in mind, taste is subjective and I have a preference for
This contains no sugar or sweetener of any sort. It is pure
chocolate. Because we spend lots of time grinding and aging our
chocolate, it is mellower and less bitter than most other 100%
That said, it is still pure chocolate with NO sweetener.
This is not my first choice, but the chocolate flavor lingers in my
mouth and I enjoy it. Some sugar avoiders purchase the 100%
cacao, melt it down and add their own sweeteners like xylitol,
stevia, or monk fruit to it. Just beware if you do this, you have
taken the chocolate out of temper and it will start looking strange if
you don’t use it quickly. The chocolate is still fine to eat, but will
not look beautiful.
This is a slightly sweetened chocolate. With 90% chocolate
and 10% cane sugar, it has a deep dark chocolate tanginess. If you
are going low carb or just really like dark chocolate give this a try.
If you are a sweet tooth person, go for a lesser concentration.
This is our middle of the road chocolate. Dark enough for
the dark chocolate lovers and sweet enough for the sweetened
chocolate lovers. Most people are amazed at how mellow our 75%
chocolate is compared to other chocolates of the same percentage.
This is due to the way we process it, but also because we use Costa
Rican beans. Costa Rican beans are rated in the top 5% in the world
for flavor and aroma. The true quality of the beans really comes
through in this blend. If you are a true dark chocolate lover get
this. You will love the richness of the flavor.
This is our sweetest blend. With 60% chocolate and 40%
cane sugar it hits the spot for sweet chocolate lovers. Even
customers that have said they only eat milk chocolate enjoy our
60%. I used to be a milk chocolate only person. Now, I am a dark
chocolate convert. Again the quality of pure whole bean chocolate
just can’t be beat for true chocolate taste.
You should try each concentration and let me know what you think. You can email me (Sarah, the Captain’s sister) at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would be happy to send you a free sample!
Let customers speak for us
I gave the Rose Gift Box to my friend for her birthday and she loved the presentation! She also loved the hot cocoa. She now adds a few dark chocolate nibs to her coffee!
This chocolate is excellent. I enjoy it and will be purchasing it again.
The best brew I’ve found! Flavorful, Fresh and Fantastic.
This dark chocolate is amazing. I am really glad to find chocolate that has real ingredients and tastes sooooo good!
This was a gift. I haven’t tasted any of my order.
It's the first time I've tried chocolate Brew and I loved it! I satisfy my cravings for chocolate several times a day without feeling guilty, and it makes me happy! ❤️
From the pictures I received from the recipient, the chocolate went over very well.
I would like to find out about getting a gift certificate.
My kids and I enjoy this hot and chilled. It's easy to brew and I re-brew to get 2-3 brews from each couple scoops! The beans have plenty of flavor for multiple brews, getting a little lighter in flavor each time. I use a teapot with a metal tea infuser and simmer it on there stove, although I have also used a coffee press and tea strainer in a mug.
I gave 2 Winter Snowflake gift boxes this year and the giftees basically said do it again! I also sent the bombs to another couple and they were very pleased--the best hot chocolate ever.
I am not a big coffee drinker so purchased for my husband. He absolutely loves it!! I decided to give it a try and I must say that it was really nice. It had a very good coffee taste to me (not overpowering) and the smoothness of the chocolate felt nice on the tongue!! It was a good purchase for me!!
A+++. I'm looking forward to my next purchase!
Caramel Cashew Bark
Dark not too sweet with cashews , hints of butter and an almost smokey delight. Best gift ever.