"A purist at heart I believe the cacao needs to lead the conversation with the consumer and I intend to extend that vision to the finest products of our new Maleku Chocolate brand."
In terms of chocolate making I have so far kept it small in volume, but I have had time to perfect my skills and fine tune my original recipes. I have also had the opportunity to get to know and familiarize myself with the work of other artisanal chocolate makers of Costa Rica through my initiative with creating a web portal for the small chocolate makers of Costa Rica. As a chocolate maker I insist on avoiding "tricks" like soy lecithin and extra cacao butter to my dark chocolate. A purist at heart I believe the cacao needs to lead the conversation when you taste the chocolate, it must be the first element to hit you when you let the chocolate melt on your tongue. I intend to extend that vision to the finest products of our new Maleku Chocolate brand.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 26th 1965
Degree in Russian Philology from the University of Copenhagen
1988-2000: Worked on the Russian market with a variety of projects ranging from translation services, export/import of goods and machinery.
1991-93 Area Manager of the ex-USSR for Egmont Publishing (Disney licensed printed products)
Moved to Costa Rica in 2000. Involved in real estate development and investments.
Started with chocolate in 2010, The Beach Chocolate Factory was established in 2012.
Founded Maleku Chocolate Sociedad Anonima in 2015.
Today I live with my son Sebastian in Playa Potrero on the Pacific coast in Northwestern Costa Rica.