Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt lived in Costa Rica where their family of four sweltered in a fecund jungle.
It was beautiful. It was challenging. It was liberating. It was also home to cacao. They met local chocolate makers using that same cacao to make dark chocolate that was intense, unadulterated & pure –nothing like the sweet flatness we at home think of as chocolate. Deciding to return to Atlanta, they trained with the local chocolate makers, now friends, and came home to create Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate (“chock-oh-LAH-tul”), a chocolate micro-factory in Atlanta where they could make dark chocolate free of fillers and unnecessary ingredients but full of flavor.