Taza crafts a Mexican chocolate-styled stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. Their story began when Taza founder Alex Whitmore took his first bite of stone ground chocolate while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico, and came home so inspired that he decided to start a chocolate factory. Fueled by a passion for Mexican chocolate traditions, he learned to hand-carve the granite millstones that Taza uses today to grind cacao into rustic, organic dark chocolate that bursts with bright, bold flavor and texture.
Through their Direct Trade Certified Cacao program, Taza Chocolate cultivates face-to-face relationships with farmers. By working together directly, they can source the highest quality cacao possible, while paying their farmers a premium above the Fair Trade cacao price.