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November 19, 2018

Yohans Gozali: The Story of Kilo Bali and Krakakoa

A moment with Chef Yohans Gozali of Kilo Bali The month of November brings with it an exciting collaboration between Kilo Bali and Krakakoa. Since opening its doors in September 2014, Kilo Bali has been treating guests to a range of special dishes created with local ingredients and produce. The restaurant, situation in Seminyak’s bustling Jalan Drupadi, aims to create experiences that captivate the diner’s imagination and palate. Today, we take a moment with Chef have Yohans Gozali who is a chef from Kilo Bali to learn about here with us to share his creative process, and his thoughts the […]
October 17, 2018

Krakakoa featured on Weltspiegel!

Krakakoa was featured on Weltspiegel, a German TV Program that aired on 23 September 2018. Our CEO, Sabrina, talked why she started Krakakoa and how we make a difference. We are also super excited to have one of our farmers, Pak Taufik, make his international TV debut in the program. Click on this link for to watch the full episode.
September 24, 2018

Trans Resort Bali Workshop

On September 10, things at the Trans Resort Bali in Seminyak became just a bit more delicious. Krakakoa conducted a chocolate tasting and making workshop, and invited participants to spend the day learning just a little more about why we do what we do. Guests of all ages were given a 2-hour  course that consisted of an introduction to the Krakakoa mission and the impact it continues to have on our partner farmers, followed by a sneak peek into our chocolate making process. Guests then sampled bars from the Arenga Classic and Flavours of the Archipelago ranges, exploring the plethora […]
August 10, 2018

The Roots of Indonesian Cacao

Over the years, chocolate has become one of the most favorite delicacies across the globe. The cacao tree, as the main source of cacao beans, became a sought-after crop and hence, cultivated in different regions, particularly in the countries near the equator including Indonesia. Indonesian cocoa beans are classified into three categories: Criollo, Forastero, and Trinitario. Criollo – Recognized as the highest quality cocoa bean in the world, though it yields lower compared to other cocoa bean types. Forastero – The most commonly used variety of cocoa, making up 90% of the world’s production. Trinitario – Known as the finest […]
August 6, 2018

Top 6 Foods that Go Well with Chocolate

Chocolate, being one of the most favorite snacks/sweets, is good on its own. But, you can always make it better by combining it with other tummy-filling stuff.  From cheese to the strangest partners such as chili and seafood, chocolate savors you with a delightful treat like no other sweets can. Aphrodisiac, mood booster, antioxidant – these are just some of the good qualities chocolate possesses. So, if you’re looking for more ways to enjoy chocolate, here are some pairing ideas you can try. Chocolate and Cheese Creamy, rich, and buttery, cheese is an all-purpose flavor enhancer for most dishes, whether […]
August 1, 2018

The History of Chocolate

Chocolate is among the food products people mostly crave, treasure, and enjoy. White, plain, or dark, there are virtually countless ways to enjoy its sweetness and rich taste. An additional bonus is the incredible chocolate health benefits, which researchers have studied and proven to be true. But how exactly did chocolate come to life? Let us walk you through the roots and milestones of your favorite sweet treat. Place of Origin Back in 500 A.D., cacao beans were consumed by the ancient Mayan people. Several years later, the beans were further developed for other purposes such as drinks by the […]
July 2, 2018

Food Face-Off: Dark Chocolate vs. Milk Chocolate

The fact that chocolate brings staggering health benefits is another reason to love it even more. Aside from being a comfort food, it boosts brain function, reduces risk of diabetes, lowers cholesterol, and helps the body cope with inflammation. Its many antioxidants protect the skin against free radicals and even UV rays. However, not all chocolates are the same. To experience any of these benefits, you need to eat the type that’s packed with nutritious content. Let’s compare the most common types: dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Components Both dark chocolate and milk chocolate are derived from cocoa beans, the […]
June 29, 2018

5 Things You Ought to Know About Artisan Chocolate

The word “artisan” revives the sense of authenticity, goodwill, and trust from most of us. When it comes to chocolates, it means that the bars are made by hand using pure cocoa butter from sustainable cocoa sources from across the globe. Artisan chocolates go through a meticulous production process. The artisan chocolate production starts by melting the cacao butter. Once melted, it is mixed with multiple fresh ingredients with minimal or zero preservatives to make sure that the end product will have the finest and most exquisite taste unique to artisan chocolates. In general, the making of artisan chocolates is […]
June 27, 2018

Krakakoa: Indonesia’s Best Chocolate Factory

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest producer of cocoa beans. But most of those beans are exported and you’ll be hard-pressed to find any good-quality chocolates manufactured in the country. But with rising incomes, Indonesians have acquired a taste for chocolates. Through the years, cocoa has gained its economic importance due to the fact it’s the base ingredient of the world’s most favorite guilty pleasure – chocolate. In Indonesia, it’s considered as one of the most agricultural products for export. In fact, the Indonesian cocoa market has expanded, thanks to the smallholder farmers’ participation in the last 25 years. Currently, the […]
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