Tuesday, October 16 | Submitted by Bethany Parry
Today, Askinosie handcrafts this indulgent drink using 70 percent single origin chocolate (made with cocoa beans directly sourced from Davao, Philippines) infused with single origin coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee. The very-small batch beverage is a new take on Askinosie Chocolate’s Intelligentsia Coffee CollaBARation™ chocolate bar that was released last fall.
To prepare the decadent sipping chocolate, simply combine with warm milk or heavy cream to create a thick, rich chocolate/coffee drink.
“We are excited to present our customers with a new twist on our classic Sipping Chocolate,” said Lawren Askinosie, Director of Sales and Marketing at Askinosie. “The combination of the Intelligentsia Coffee with our chocolate, as a beverage, creates the perfect blend of a caffeinated drink and a rich dessert.”
Intelligentsia Coffee based in Chicago, Il., is Askinosie’s partner in this Sipping Chocolate based on the original CollaBARation™ bar that was released in November 2011. As with the chocolate bar, the coffee origin changes with Intelligentsia’s in-season coffee bean selection. Currently, the Sipping Chocolate features Intelligentsia’s directly sourced coffee from Agua Preta, Brazil. Like Askinosie, Intelligentsia works directly with their producers to develop exceptional coffee, and invests continuously in realizing that quality in every cup.
This product will be available in specialty food stores across the country and online at www.askinosie.com. For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call 417-862-9900.
Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch chocolate manufacturer located in Springfield, Mo., sourcing 100% of their beans directly from the farmers. Shawn Askinosie, founder and chocolate maker, travels to regions of Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines and Tanzania to work directly with the farmers and source cocoa beans for his chocolate. This allows the chocolate to be traced to the source and labeled Authentic Single Origin Chocolate. It also enables Askinosie Chocolate to profit share with the farmers, giving them a Stake In the Outcome™. The Askinosie Chocolate mission is to serve their farmers, their neighborhood, their customers and each other; sharing the Askinosie Chocolate Experience by leaving the world a better place than they found it.