UPROOT + RAAKA
On a trip to Thailand, Ryan was introduced to chocolate using unroasted cacao beans. Blown away by the pure flavors and inspired by companies with a social mission, Ryan teamed up with friend and gastronomist, Nate, to form Raaka. Together they are utilizing low-temperatures and a bean by hand approach that helps to create a more equitable global society. Uproot & Raaka are on parallel missions. Creating bold, small-batch products that showcase the unique profiles of each region & growing season. Also, wine & chocolate... Need we say more?