Potomac Chocolate is an American craft chocolate maker based in Woodbridge, Virginia. Founded in 2010, Potomac was the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In my absurdly small workshop, I transform raw cacao into award-winning craft chocolate. My process is focused on creating delicious bean-to-bar chocolate that highlights the unique flavors of each cacao origin. This is a hands-on, time-intensive process that is continually evolving as I work to constantly improve my chocolate. Hand-crafting every bar, I work to coax out only the best flavors from the cacao bean in every step of the process—from roasting, cracking and winnowing the cacao beans, refining and conching, to tempering and molding the final bars. In order to highlight the beans’ flavor, my chocolate is made with only two simple ingredients: cacao (cocoa beans) and sugar, with no added vanilla, cocoa butter or emulsifier.