TROPICAL WEATHER INCLUSION
Onyx is the most awarded specialty coffee roaster in the nation, so it's only fitting that we utilize that coffee to its fullest to create a coffee forward chocolate. Without the competing flavor of cacao, we're able to bring the fruit-forward qualities of our Tropical Weather blend to the front in this white chocolate. Tropical Weather is a blend of washed and natural-processed Ethiopian coffees that brings forth a profile of berries, honey, sweet tea, and plum.
Our friends at Coracle Coffee take this stellar coffee and then brew, concentrate, and freeze-dry it to make it ideal for chocolate making. No fibrous cellulose, no moisture (the enemy of chocolate), and the flavors and aromas of an expertly crafted pour-over coffee.
Tropical Weather arose out of our love for coffees from Ethiopia. Each season, our partners at origin work tirelessly to process both washed and natural coffees that are exquisite in their own differing cup profiles. We found that by taking a delicately floral and juicy washed coffee and blending it with a pungent and intense natural, we could have a cup that was greater than the sum of its parts. Our approach to creating blends is a bit different at Onyx. For Tropical Weather, we select a few washed and natural Ethiopian coffees that we feel fit the profile of the blend. We then adjust the ratio of the two coffees in the roast in order to strike a balance between the pungent natural and the delicate washed component. Feel excited that the coffee you are tasting is always in season, and therefore, it is cupping and tasting to its full potential. We will never compromise our commitment to high-quality coffees and blends, whether it’s a single origin release or a blend component. You will not find Onyx buying “blender” coffees to save cost or prolong a good coffee. We also always keep blends to three coffees or less and maintain ratios in the build. This way, what you extract is the flavor profile we designed.