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August 14, 2020

How to Taste and Pair Chocolate Like a Pro

  What makes a good chocolate good, is never as simple as black and white. True chocolate enthusiasts know that artisan chocolate is more than just a snack, it is a complete sensory experience, and the perfect match for fine beverages like wine, coffee and tea. Take your love for chocolate to the next level and learn to appreciate its complexity through the following chocolate tasting and pairing tips. Smell Your nose can sense over a thousand different flavours. Before taking a bite, break a piece off the bar and give it a good sniff. The strongest aroma can be […]
April 21, 2020

5 Reasons Why Chocolates Are the Best Snacks for Quarantine

  For the past few months with COVID-19 and social distancing happening, we have been adjusting to a “new normal” and many of us are staying home. Taking care of your mind as well as your body is crucial in this period. While you may feel anxious, worried, bored, or lonely while staying at home, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s perfectly human to feel this way and everyone has different ways to cope with the situation. In these trying times and under stressful circumstances, it can be easy to reach for foods for emotional comfort, so why […]
August 9, 2019

Krakakoa Celebrates 74 Years of Indonesian Pride

In the run-up to Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day, we dive into what it means to embody the Indonesian spirit and how a chocolate company celebrates the finest things of Indonesia   Krakakoa was founded in 2014 with a mission to empower Indonesian farmers so that they can make a better living for themselves and their families. In the midst of our journey to do so, we have perfected our chocolates to include exquisite award-winning bars and mouth-watering chocolate snacks. Krakakoa products and achievements would not have been possible without the training and hard work that goes into our main ingredient: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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