Single origin chocolate refers to chocolate made from cacao beans sourced from a single geographic location, often a single farm or a small group of farms within a specific region. The idea is to highlight the unique flavor profile and character of the cacao beans from that specific origin. Single origin chocolate is often favored by connoisseurs and artisanal chocolate makers.
Single origin chocolate is more expensive for several reasons:
Rare and high-quality cacao beans
Direct trade with farmers
Artisanal processes that take longer and cost more.