Stone-ground chocolate with true grit

Taza stone grinds organic cacao beans into perfectly unrefined, minimally processed chocolate with bold flavor and texture, unlike anything you have ever tasted. Founder Alex Whitmore took his first bite of stone-ground chocolate while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico, and became so inspired by the rustic intensity that he decided to create a chocolate factory back home in Somerville, Mass. Alex apprenticed under a molinero in Oaxaca to learn how to hand carve granite mill stones to make chocolate that is simply crafted and seriously good.

Taza is a pioneer in ethical cacao sourcing — the first U.S. chocolate maker to establish a third-party certified Direct Trade Cacao Certification program. Taza maintains direct relationships with cacao farmers and pays a premium above the fair-trade price for their cacao, partnering only with cacao producers who respect the rights of workers and the environment.