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May 10, 2019

Gifting the Goodness of the Archipelago

This season of anticipation for the warmth of togetherness that comes with Idul Fitri is one that celebrates the previous month of fasting, a physical and spiritual act that calls for introspection, empathy, and service. The inevitable reunions with family and friends also come with them an exchange of stories, gifts, and food. If you’re short on ideas on what to gift family at upcoming reunions, why not say it with chocolate? Krakakoa chocolates are gifts with true meaning. The tenets that make up the core of fasting month are also the same ones that Krakakoa was founded for: we […]
May 10, 2019

The Chocolate and Coffee Connection

One of life’s simpler pleasures is sipping on an aromatic cup of coffee; and many people who enjoy this pastime often do with a sweet accompaniment, with chocolate coming in first on that list. It is universally agreed-upon that coffee and chocolate make for a great pairing, but have you ever wondered why? Before diving into the flavor profiles of chocolate and coffee, remember that they share similar histories, origins, and processes: they’re both seeds of a tropical fruit that were considered critical commodities at the height of European colonialism before the 20th century, and they continue to remain a […]
April 30, 2019

Earth: More than a Raw Material

Rates of climate change presently plaguing the planet have hit unprecedented numbers. It happens to meet the crossroads of high production amidst resource scarcity, so it is no longer enough for brands to produce products that possess just functionality and artistic value: consumers are increasingly beginning to understand how their their purchases have negative consequences on the planet, and have pressed upon themselves the moral imperative to purchase products with as little carbon footprint as possible. Measurement of carbon footprints has long been regarded as an effective way of determining the direct effects that a product has on the planet. […]
April 19, 2019

Every day is Earth Day

Make no bones about it: Earth Day is more than just a novelty annual event. First celebrated in 1970 following a catastrophic oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara the year prior, generations since have dedicated April 22 to reflect on — and make alterations to — lifestyle choices that have a negative impact on the planet. A measurable yardstick for that impact used by both large industries and individuals is the carbon footprint we leave behind on a daily basis. There also exist more visible markers of environmental degradation caused by human activity: in Indonesia, the acreage of […]
February 13, 2019

Krakakoa & Lewis and Carroll Tea and Chocolate pairing

Chocolate makes for excellent bedfellows with several drinks: it’s not uncommon to attend pairing sessions where different types of chocolate are paired with select wines or coffees to elevate or augment the particular notes in a couverture chocolate bar. But on January 26, 2018, we took it to another level when we collaborated with artisanal tea crafters, Lewis & Carroll, for an afternoon of chocolate and tea. Established in 2015 and known for their premium blends of exquisite teas, Lewis & Carroll has inspired legions of new devotees to the art of tea drinking. Their meticulous curation of tea varieties […]
November 19, 2018

Yohans Gozal: The Story of Kilo Bali and Krakakoa

A moment with Chef Yohans Gozal 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 Gozal who is a chef from Kilo Bali to learn about here with us to share his creative process, and his thoughts on […]
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 […]
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