Chocolate Innovation: Seattle Chocolate Company Infuses Chocolate with CoffeeFlour®
Seattle Chocolate Company is set to debut a new superfood chocolate bar infused with CoffeeFlour, the new nutrient-dense super-ingredient made from dried coffee cherry pulp, to the jcoco American couture chocolate line: jcoco arabica cherry espresso in dark chocolate.
The inclusion of CoffeeFlour enhances the new jcoco chocolate bar with a berry-forward flavor balanced with jcoco’s signature dark chocolate, and marks another delicious first for the company as the only chocolate confectioner in the world to be incorporating this superfood newcomer. The bars will be available via jcocochocolate.com starting on January 12, 2016, and soon thereafter at select retailers nationwide.
“CoffeeFlour shares our commitment to responsible sourcing and producing flavorful foods,” said Jean Thompson, Seattle Chocolate Company owner and CEO. “Our new chocolate is not only sourced with a commitment to the greater good, including the economic betterment of farmers, and protection and preservation of our environment, but is nutritiously beneficial for all – made with dark chocolate rich in vitamins and minerals, and the power punch of the new global impact food, CoffeeFlour.”
jcoco arabica cherry espresso in dark chocolate blends Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and the whole coffee cherry: CoffeeFlour from the fruit pulp and fresh ground espresso from the bean. CoffeeFlour converts coffee fruit pulp, a largely wasted by-product of green coffee production, into a nutrient-rich ingredient suitable for cooking and baking. With its smoky, citrus and roasted fruit notes, CoffeeFlour adds a unique flavor when paired with chocolate – offering consumers a delectable chocolate experience, inspired by ingredients from around the globe.
“We are thrilled to be working with Seattle Chocolate Company to craft a wholesome chocolate bar that not only tastes great, but also helps to alleviate the environmental effects of coffee production and improve the lives of farmers,” said Dan Belliveau, founder and CEO of CoffeeFlour.
With more protein per gram than fresh kale, more potassium per gram than a banana, more iron per gram than fresh spinach, five times more fiber than whole grain wheat flour and 42 percent more fiber (and 84 percent less fat) than coconut flour, CoffeeFlour enhances the robust nutrients in dark chocolate, which include antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber, zinc, iron and magnesium. The CoffeeFlour-infused bar is all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and Kosher certified.
The new jcoco arabica cherry espresso in dark chocolate bar will be sold at the Seattle Chocolate Company headquarters in Tukwila, WA., and the company’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport kiosk, as well as at select retail stores where Seattle Chocolate Company chocolates are sold, and can also be purchased online at seattlechocolates.com and jcocochocolate.com.