I learned making chocolate the traditional way in Oaxaca. Carefully roasting cacao beans on the gentle ashes of a fire, patiently hand peeling the cacao beans while telling stories beneath a sacred mountain, and grinding the beans with ancient stones, showed me a fascinating process I had never given thought to before.
Fast forward five years and many batches of chocolate later! Firefly Chocolate is the first bean to bar chocolate factory in Sonoma County, specializing in organic dark chocolate bars of many unique flavors, and also ceremonial drinking cacao. We're independently owned and wholly supported by our fans as we continue deepening our craft.
We're most excited about chocolate as a medicinal superfood ... the experience of cacao extends far beyond the lingering flavor, as one of nature's most pharmacologically complex foods it has profound impacts on our neurochemistry. Pause there ... we're updating our website for the new year ... more on that thread soon!