Alastair & Friederike Gower - she is a German emigrant and studied mathematics, always had a passion for baking; he just wanted to make this world a better and more beautiful place - are: 'The Chocolate Tree' in Edinburgh (Scotland). Since 2012 they successfully create award-winning Craft Chocolate, connecting their customers with authentic transparency with the entire process and origin. Gourmet chocolates, edible artworks of 'bean to bonbon' are made with ardour and devotion, while protecting biodiversity and rewarding farmers with a real bonus for their harvest of historic cocoa varieties.
The ultra-premium cacaos come from Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Madagascar. The true aromas are retained because the beans are fermented under the most careful conditions at the place of origin. The perfectionist approach to the chocolate production of 'The Chocolate Tree' lies in the dedicated roasting, grinding and conching of the cocoa. For the well-known alcoholic chocolates cocoa beans are put into the respective spirit, so they later taste intensively of whiskey, mezcal, pisco or rum. Chocolate Tree only produce in small batches. Their range includes some puristic origin bars as well as bars with inclusions and alternatives to milk and cane sugar. 'The Chocolate Tree' has won several international chocolate awards and is considered one of the world's most passionate and best chocolate makers.