|At South Pacific Cacao, we believe great collaborations make the world a better place. They are a valuable connection with people and companies that share our ethos, a recognition of our work, and a meaningful acknowledgement of the Pacific Islands producers we support. |
SPC’s relationship with Stitch Coffee is all that and more. Company owner Nawar Adra promotes the chocolate bars we create for Stitch as “Crafted using only high-quality ingredients that do good” – a perfect description!
A collaboration with SPC’s founder, chocolate evangelist Jessica Pedemont, seemed meant to be, as Nawar recalls it. “My colleague, Tuli, visited Jessica at SPC to sample a new coffee and chocolate concoction she’d created. He raved about his experience and convinced me to meet her,” he says.
“I’d wanted to create our own chocolate for some time, so I jumped at the chance. I’m so glad I did! We hit it off immediately and have been working together ever since.”
It was a true meeting of the minds. “Our values are perfectly in sync,” Nawar explains. “We both prioritise quality, innovation, and customer service. We put a huge emphasis on social and environmental sustainability, making sure our production processes are as eco-friendly as possible. We create a positive and collaborative atmosphere at work, where everyone is respected and valued. We believe in transparency and open communication, and strive to build meaningful relationships with our partners, customers, and suppliers.
|“Above all, we’re passionate about creating an amazing customer experience – from the quality of our products to the level of customer service we provide.”|
|As with all SPC collaborations, Jessica makes a point of working with the client directly to produce the perfect bespoke chocolate. It’s an experience Nawar clearly revels in.|
“We are always bouncing ideas together and discussing what is next,” he says. “We work on most of the flavours together. Jessica is always asking me to try a new flavour every time I visit SPC. Of course, when it comes to coffee beans, I’m more likely to choose that! We always strive to perfect our products and come up with new ones. It’s been a great partnership.”
SPC has produced four Stitch chocolate bars so far, available only through its café and website: Panama and Costa Rica Coffee Chocolate Bar, Sticky Chai and Chocolate Bar, Matcha Chocolate, and our latest, the Oat Latte Bar.
|Inspired by Stitch’s popular Oat Milk Latte beverage, this vegan milk chocolate bar is made from undeodorised cocoa butter, organic raw sugar, desiccated coconut, oats, white sugar, and vanilla beans, with specialty coffee beans from Rwanda, Colombia and Timor-Leste. It has seductive notes of buttercream and brown sugar, with roasted coconut and caramelised oat pieces for crunch.|
|“The feedback from our customers has been absolutely encouraging!”|
Nawar says. “All who have purchased our chocolate products come back for more. We take that as a sign of their satisfaction with the quality of ingredients used, as well as Jessica’s unrivalled passion which radiates through every product. What truly sets our chocolate bars apart is the artisan touch in each one.”
|So what’s next for SPC and Stitch Coffee? Jessica and Nawar have been working behind the scenes on a design project. “We are beyond excited to launch our very own Stitch coffee-chocolate bar mold! This will open a world of possibilities and mark the beginning of an exciting journey for us,” Nawar reveals.|
“Coffee and chocolate have a beautiful relationship with each other – sharing similarities and differences – and when two innovative and creative people come together, the sky’s the limit! There is no stopping us now. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”
Visit the Stitch Coffee site to buy our SPC/Stitch collaboration chocolate bars or click here3(60%).