About our craft
Chocolate is our love and our passion. We are committed into being responsible environmentally, economically while promoting sustainability. We source only the world’s very best organic beans and organic ingredients. We visit plantations whenever we can, our friend Juan at MABCO trades directly with farmers and pays them better than fair trade prices. We source our ingredients locally whenever possible to reduce our carbon footprint.
Through working with small, carefully controlled batches and lots of love and attention, we seek not to be the largest chocolate company, but simply to make the very best chocolate humanly possible!
Here's some information about our suppliers:
Ucayali River Cacao - Pucallpa Peru
Ucayali River Cacao is a central fermenter that works with cacao farmers along the Ucayali River. Supporting near 400 smallholder farmers with one to three hectares of land each.
Ucayali River Cacao is an international award winning fine cacao.
BEO & Coagricsal in Western Honduras
BEO & Coagricsal is a cooperative of 500 small cacao producers in the western part of Honduras. Their award winning cacao is a blend of Trinitarios & Criollo (pronounced cree-yo-yo) under the following certification:
• Fair Trade Certified
• Rainforest Alliance
• UTZ Certified
Coagricsal is a cooperative with social and environmental responsibility, job creation, and development of social projects like:
• participant in the Campaign of No Child Labor
• access roads
• community centers
• potable water
• medical and eye care for cacao producers and their families
• school maintenance
• police stations
On the environmental front, Coagricsal has a reforestation project in its farming community. Coagricsal diversifies their crops to provide greater benefits for farmers. Cacao is being produced under shade taking into account the legacy of their Mayan ancestors.
Hacienda Jesus Maria in Tabasco, Mexico
Hacienda Jesus Maria is an organic cacao family farm owned by Rosa Maria Cacep Peralta and operated with her son Vicente Alberto Gutirrez Cacep.
Located on the "Cacao Route" in Comalcalco, the Northern region of the state of Tabasco, Mexico. Tabasco is not just a hot sauce, it is also the heart of the Mayans civilization. This is cacao country, where it all began!
Hacienda Jesus Maria grows Trinitario and Criollo cocoa. Criollo is considered the highest quality and has the most amazing flavour, aroma, and texture due to its high levels of fat content.
La Hacienda operates their organic cacao farm ensuring that their daily activities coexisting in harmony with the surroundings and the environment. Their objective is to rescue and promote the cultural values that characterize their company as well as to preserve and make people aware of the ecology.