Amatller Spanish Chocolates
At the beginning of 1797 Gabriel Amatller established his chocolate workshop at the heart of old Barcelona, not far from the towers of the gothic cathedral Santa Maria del Mar.
His artisan chocolates soon became popular amongst the wealthy families at the near Argenteria Street and the Born and Ribera quarters.
His ability and determination to excel in the chocolate trade made his small workshop prosper, and soon he acquired his first stone grinder.
Soon Chocolate Amatller was already distributed to several cities in Catalonia.
Over the time his two sons Antoni and Domingo Amatller expanded the business importing and trading goods from overseas such as tea and coffee, which ensured the best supply of cocoa, sugar and vanilla, key ingredients in chocolate.