How chocolate is born from bean to bar
Erica Gilmour and her husband, Drew, started Hummingbird Chocolate after careers working overseas in International Development. Hummingbird is one of a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in Canada, crafting chocolate from cacao beans from scratch. Hummingbird focuses on ethically sourcing finest quality cacao beans and highlighting their natural, unique flavours. Hummingbird has won numerous international awards, including the Golden Bean for best in competition from the Academy of Chocolate in London, UK.
Erica will discuss the process of crafting chocolate from scratch, showing some of the ingredients and equipment used in their Almonte factory. She will explore the natural flavour profiles of cacao beans and lead a chocolate tasting of single origin bars.
About the Tea and Chocolate Festival
The Festival brings together tea and chocolate lovers and food enthusiasts for two full days of meeting, tasting and learning. It is a unique opportunity to sip and savour while getting to know the makers and curators behind the many delicious tea, chocolate and artisan food creations.