MInka = Teamwork
“Minka” is the Quechuan word for teamwork. It refers to a proud Inca tradition practiced throughout several South American countries. The concept is simple, but beautiful: A community comes together, working as one, for the good of all.
Andean aborigines created the word “minka” to give meaning to this noble activity of community work done for the collective benefit of all participants. This word changed over time, and today it is pronounced “minga” while being practiced in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. We are immensely honored to serve the tradition with our brand, because it is what we literally do...a "minga" around cocoa.
Our team collaborates with dozens of cocoa producers in various regions of Ecuador to ensure you receive cocoa products worthy of the tradition for which they are named. We join forces to make sure the grain is harvested to perfection and the fermenting cocoa beans are attended to with care. We unite to see to it that once those beans are ready, they are carefully escorted to Tendales, so that they may soak in the Ecuadorian sun and then luxuriate in the cool mountain breezes.
Collectively, we work to ensure that the natural rich flavors of the beans are preserved and then, at the exact right point, melted into a fine melt chocolate that is unparalleled in depth and substance.
Minka means so much to us. It means teamwork. It means community. It means a greater good and a greater chocolate. We know when you try these award-winning Minka Gourmet Chocolates, you will taste that difference and minka will mean so much to you too!
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I am a real chocolate fan and this chocolate is marvelous! It makes all other chocolates too sweet and unsatisfactory. It makes indulging more fun as it is just chocolate with no sugar!!!!
I still need to get the hang of tempering but the chocolate tastes amazing, melts well and arrived in the heat unmelted in spite of the package being left in the wrong spot by the driver. I can recommend the dark chocolate with confidence.
I am a huge fan of chocolate, but Minka chocolate is by far my favorite. The taste is amazing, and it is a perfect paring for a cup of coffee. There’s a kind of chocolate for everyone, from milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and my personal favorite, their whole coffee collection! You will love their chocolate.