Friederike and Alastair (@li) Gower create award winning craft chocolate, connecting their customers with the whole process and origin through authentic transparency. Their products are timeless and crafted with dedication and passion.
The mission at Chocolate Tree is to create fine flavour chocolate whilst protecting biodiversity and rewarding farmers with a true premium for their crops of heritage cacao varieties. They purchase cacao from farms in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Madagascar. These ultra premium cacaos have been fermented and dried to an exceptional standard by the growers at origin. Only through these careful post harvest processes can the true flavours of their unique chocolate be brought to life.
They take a perfectionist approach to their chocolate making, obsessively roasting, winnowing, grinding and conching the cacao in small batches. Their range includes some purist origin bars alongside some bars with inclusions and alternatives to dairy and cane sugar. They have won several International Chocolate Awards and they are recognised as one of the world’s most passionate chocolate makers.
Below you will find a short film about their travels looking for cacao… including about Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Madagascar.