2022 Academy of Chocolate Awards GOLD Winner 2021 Academy of Chocolate Awards Bronze Winner 2019 Academy of Chocolate Awards Bronze Winner 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards Bronze Winner 2017 Academy of Chocolate Awards Bronze Winner
Approximately a ten hour drive from Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam, Kokoa Kamili is based in the village of Mbingu (Kiswahili for Heaven) in the Kilombero Valley area of the Morogoro region bordering the Udzungwa Mountain National Park. Mbingu is fairly rural with no access to electricity or tarred roads for about sixty kilometers.
Kokoa Kamili pays premiums to farmers in the region who grow quality cacao to encourage them to seek quality over quantity.
Tasting Notes: Green banana with a peppery mocha finish
Academy of Chocolate judging panel notes (2022): "An extraordinarily finely produced bar. Elegant aroma of molasses, hint of dried fruit, then green banana. Unexpectedly the flavour is indeed green banana with raspberry along with some vegetal and spicy notes.. Lovely complexity with a gently tannic yet silky finish."