Commitment to sustainable chocolate
In 2019, these plantations signed a charter with the Maison pledging to respect three fundamental ethical criteria in order to protect the planet and its people.
In house roasting and "Grands Crus" chocolate
As well as being committed to sustainable chocolate, the Maison is committed to producing chocolate of exceptional taste. To achieve this, Pierre Marcolini is one of a very small number of chocolatiers to have mastered the entire chocolate production process and roasts the cocoa beans himself.
From sourcing the raw ingredients, sorting the cocoa beans, refinement, preparing the ganache, the tempering process, to the final stages of production… the entire process takes place “in house”.
To find the finest cocoa varieties – such as Criollo, Trinitario, Nacional, or Forastero – Pierre Marcolini travels the world himself and sources cocoa beans directly from the plantation owners who have signed our Commitment Charter.
“There are as many differences between cocoa beans as there are between the grapes of different vineyards. There are nuances that can only be discovered by going to the source: whether that is Ecuador, Cuba, or Peru.”