Dominican Republic – Natural
This is Natural cocoa butter from the Dominican Republic. It has even more chocolate aroma than our previous source, and it is Fair trade as a bonus. It makes a wonderful base for white and milk chocolate. There are some caramel notes, and some people report hints of coffee or toffee. On that note, I have found that a few people don’t like the additional flavors. I personally like that little extra bit of complexity and variation you get with natural cocoa butter. If you want to just showcase your cocoa, I would recommend the deodorized cocoa butter.
The addition of cocoa butter will affect the mouth feel, melting point and other textural components of your finished chocolate. Use anywhere from 0-20% cocoa butter.