Taza is a chocolate company based in Somerville that has been a leader in fair trade chocolate. They establish relationships with their farms and pay fair prices for their goods. Taza Brig uses cacao nibs from growers in the Dominican Republic. On the selection:
We went through a full tasting of Taza nibs and cocoa before we settled on the DR nibs. It’s true that the Ghana nibs were roastier and more intense – in our case, as we are pairing with coffee & dark malts we kinda have the roast profile already built into the flavor profile of the beer. A lighter tone of almost milk chocolate seemed like a nice counter to the natural roast of the ingredients already in play. It also allowed some space in the flavor profile for the chocolate character to be more prominent.