At Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolates we are inspired by traditional chocolate making techniques, and we endeavor to make artisanal confections that are truly hand-crafted. We first source raw, unroasted cacao beans from single origin estates, and then hand sort to remove any beans that are flawed or otherwise do not meet our strict standards of quality. We then develop roast profiles to accentuate the subtle, and often delicate, flavor characteristics inherent in beans from each origin. Our ingredients are then refined in a traditional stone melanger, tempered and hand-poured into molds. We make every effort to use the highest quality ingredients available, and our chocolate, made in Santa Barbara, California, is always prepared in small batches with no emulsifiers or additives.