The Origins of Seahorse
RC Gartrell, Chief Cocoa Roaster
I knew two things for sure as a young boy: my record collection never lied to me (although some of them revealed nuances over time), and I loved the taste of beer, coffee, and chocolate.
I was the kid that traded his lunch candy to anyone who had mini Hershey’s Special Dark Bars. As many of us in the late eighties did, I decided to play in a band after college for — a living. All anyone needed was a Marshall and ripped jeans right? It turns out I was a lot better at listening to music than playing it in front of others.
Having already been a part of the creation of Tomboy, Hopscotch, and Stumptown Coffee roasters, I wanted to try my hand at chocolate. They’re both sourced between tropics, how different could it be? Turns out, quite a bit! But I kept doing it, and the chocolate kept tasting better and better.
Our goals are simple:
2. Source, make, and eat the best chocolate.
I sincerely hope you enjoy our chocolate as much as we do. Tasting really is a lot of fun!