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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 […]
June 26, 2018

Cacao vs. Cocoa: What’s the Difference?

We all love chocolate – that’s simple. What’s not simple is finding out the difference between cacao and cocoa. A lot of people are still confused about this, thinking both are similar in terms of nature, texture, and contents. As it turns out, they are wrong. Let us break down the differences between both and discover how they affect your health. Physical form Cacao is raw and the purest form of chocolate available in the market since it’s the least processed compared to chocolate bars or cocoa powder. It’s also recognized for having the highest quantities of antioxidants, which are […]
June 25, 2018

The Top 5 Benefits of Chocolate

Got a thing for chocolate? You’d probably love to know that it’s now classified as a superfood. In fact, a lot of studies have proved that chocolate benefits don’t stop at simply satisfying your craving for sweets. Chocolate’s power is derived from cacao, a tropical evergreen tree with beanlike seeds that gives chocolate a distinct taste. Enriched with healthy compounds such as theobromine and flavonoids, the little seeds possess disease-busting properties. All chocolates with 70% cacao content can help the body in more ways than one. Here are 5 sweet chocolate benefits: 1. It’s good for the heart. Give your […]
May 31, 2018

Sabrina Mustopo Dan Perjalanannya Mencipta Rasa (Indonesia Bahasa)

Hi, my name is Sabrina. I have this idea about cocoa, can we meet and can we talk? Begitu Sabrina Mustopo menulis surat elektroniknya. CEO dan pendiri Krakakoa, sebuah perusahaan cokelat craft, ini belum tentu mengenal orang yang ia kirimi surat tersebut. Berbekal sebuah ide, ia mencoba mewujudkannya. Dari surat tersebut, jaringan yang berhubungan dengan cokelat mulai berkembang. Sabrina mulai mengenal WWF, sebuah organisasi non profit yang bergerak di bidang konservasi lingkungan. Dari situ ia mengetahui tentang program penghidupan yang lestari (sustainable livelihood) di Lampung yang kemudian memungkinkan Sabrina bertemu dengan para petani cokelat. “Saya tidak tahu tentang cokelat sama sekali, no basic understanding,” […]
October 7, 2016

Talita Setyadi for Krakakoa

At our relaunch event, we were extremely lucky to have the privilege of enjoying a special dessert dish concocted by Talita Setyadi of Beau, who used Krakakoa products to put together a very decadent chocolate lava cake. “I thought the idea of a lava cake would go well with the volcano that inspired the new name,” she laughs during prep. If you’d like to recreate this decadent dish in the comfort of your own kitchen, here are the recipes for each individual component. Bon appetit! CHILLI CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE Makes 12 320g Krakakoa Chilli Dark Chocolate 160g sugar 50g flour 225g butter 5pcs eggs 2g salt 1. Preheat oven to […]
October 5, 2016

Welcome to the New Krakakoa

As of October 1, 2016, Kakoa evolved into something a little bigger and bolder: with a new surge of commitment to bringing you the best cacao from the Indonesian archipelago, we have rebranded ourselves as Krakakoa. The rollout of the new name, packaging, and products took place at Central Jakarta’s Por Que No restaurant, where we celebrated with our friends who worked in everything from media to VCs and restaurants to coworking spaces. It was wonderful to be packed in a small room with people who truly appreciate good chocolate — if you missed out, don’t worry! We plan on holding more meet-ups in […]
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