Why our chocolate is so unique and delicious? Because we work like crazy to transform cocoa beans into chocolate . But above all because the farmers who supply us with the cocoa do an incredible job. While prospecting ourselves, we indeed discovered small farms and cooperatives which cultivate a cocoa of an exceptional quality. They choose the best cocoa trees providing fruits with balanced aromas. Thanks to their extensive experience, the cocoa beans are perfectly fermented and sun-dried. And so, we keep middlemen to a minimum and ensure that farmers receive a fair income for their hard work. Our goal is to honor all those farmers who work tirelessly to satisfy our chocolate cravings!
We had to drive to the gates of the Ecuadorian jungle to meet the people behind the Kallari cooperative. It was worth it! This grouping of Kichwa villages is a remarkable example of cooperation. By joining their efforts, they share infrastructures and knowledge that allow them to honor the varieties of ancestral cocoa that they cultivate. Not surprising to learn that recent studies place the origin of the cocoa tree right in this region!
The Dominican Republic is the main producer of organic cocoa in the Caribbean. In the mountains in the north of the country is the Zorzal reserve, where the idea of “organic” cocoa is taken much further. Cocoa grows there in the middle of a nature reserve where birds chirp in peace over 412 hectares! There is a unique mix of small cocoa plantations and protected wild forests. And the cocoa that grows there is amazing… stop by the shop to taste these cocoa beans!
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In Tumaco in Colombia, the presence of guerrillas makes the region unfrequentable for foreigners. Never mind! Ignoring the warnings, we found in the “pearl of the Pacific” the most smiling cacaoteros in the country and exceptional plantations of ancestral cocoa trees.