We make the most delicious chocolate possible while building and maintaining healthy and valuable relationships with our global community, our planet and each other.
Ryan Cheney was introduced to chocolate making at a yoga school on a beautiful island in Thailand, where he was excited by the flavors of unroasted cocoa beans. Inspired by companies with social missions, he founded Raaka to explore low-temperature chocolate making and create a more equitable global society in which communities have opportunity to improve their quality of life.
After spending a year learning bean-to-bar chocolate making, Ryan teamed up with Nate Hodge, a musician and gastronomist with a lust for exotic flavors and groundbreaking processes. For several months, Nate and Ryan enjoyed the sound of micro-batch chocolate grinders churning around the clock as they developed a new approach to chocolate making.
Fun and educational. Great to see a local business grow.
This class/tour was amazing! Very knowledgable and friendly tour guide/host. Taught us all about making chocolate and then we sampled lots of different varieties and made 3 bars of our own. I'd highly recommend it to a friend. Great date idea.
Great class, loved the tour, tasting, and chocolate making. Loses a star because it was advertised as being 2 hours long and barely lasted 80 minutes.
Informative, friendly tour. I think the chocolate at the factory tasted better than the bars I brought home.
I enjoyed the class a lot; the staff were very knowledgeable and informative, and I learned a lot about the chocolate making process. I think the only comment I would make is that I probably expected a bit more involvement in the making process, rather than just pouring some ready made chocolate into a mould. I only say this because it was advertised as a 'chocolate-making' course. However, this is just a minor comment, otherwise it was great!
The class was fun and informative, and the teacher was really great! I loved the hands-on bar making component and the tasting of the raw cacao at the beginning compared to the finished bars at the end.
Very knowledgable staff- learned a lot. Also incredibly friendly. Will recommend to friends
Really interesting and fun to taste the nuisances of different chocolates
The factory was smaller than I imagined, but the tour was very interesting and the guide was willing to answer any questions we had. The samples were delicious as well!
Eliza D. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.