Brainstorming Chocolate bars to Pair with Espresso
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Good afternoon all, I hope today finds you well. I have a relatively simple question that I need some chocophiles to help me ponder.
updated by @Nick Frappier: 05/11/15 08:30:48PM
I am trying to help a friend pair his espresso with a chocolate for a competition he is in in a few weeks. The espresso is a blend of Ethiopian beans that have a wonderful expression of red-fruits in the cup with a finish that has a lingering woodsy note (reminiscent of cacao nibs). In trying to make the red-fruit notes pop he is looking for an unflavored, preferably single-origin, chocolate that has notes of ginger or anise. Notes of citrus and/or spice are the goal. However, I noticed that dominant tart berry or red-fruit notes in the chocolate overwhelm the berry in the cup.
What are some of your favorite bars that have notes of citrus and ginger without much acidity? All help is appreciated.