Fully traceable supply chain up to the cocoa plantation
These gourmet chocolates, with their varied flavours, will take you on a discovery journey to our cocoa planters.
Bio, Fair Trade and development programmes further beyond:
Our projects in Peru
Programme for the development of a native sort of cocoa “Nativo”:
By working with the cooperative Acopagro, situated in the village of Armayari in the Amazon rainforest, we were able to select a cocoa bean of pure origin Trinitario Nativo. This cocoa bean has a distinctly fruity savour, allowing for a high cocoa percentage without adding bitterness. The discovery of this wonderful cocoa is a real adventure.
The supply chain of our cocoa is fully traceable up to our farmers cooperatives Acopagro, Norandino and Oro Verde in Peru, and Conacado in the Dominican Republic. By buying our chocolate, you support the cocoa farmers in getting fair revenues for them to develop local projects:
- Ban child labour and support children schooling
- Reforestation with ecosystem relevant trees
- Promoting women’s emancipation
The cocoa is processed on site:
Our goal is to increase the added value of cocoa in the producing countries, by allowing as many steps of the cocoa transformation (such as roasting and grinding) to be carried out locally in the plantations.
Our projects in the Ivory Coast
Income and profits are unevenly distributed on the chocolate market. The planters earn less than 1 Euro per day because of the low raw cocoa prices and thus remain extremely poor.
Our DIRECT programme consists of a special premium payed directly and in full to the farmers of the Saint-Paul Cooperative (ECSP) in Ivory
The objectives of the DIRECT programme are:
- Appropriate schooling of children and ending child labour in cocoa plantations
- Diversification of the plantations
- Women’s emancipation
- Reforestation and restoration of the biodiversity
Construction of a cocoa transformation factory:
The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is the largest cocoa producer in the world but does not yet produce much Bio-certified cocoa. We have started a unique conversion programme where 960 farmers/families have moved to organic farming. To do so we are building a cocoa transformation factory in Daloa, together with the Ecookim cooperative.
Extra dark chocolate 85%
Origin: Peru (Aramyari)
In the village of Armayari, in the Peruvian rainforest, a community of 50 farmers is producing an extraordinary cocoa bean of the sort Trinitario. This bean is a real “Nativo” that has never been crossbred with others. Discover its wonderfully intense and particularly rich flavour.
By buying this product, you help the families of the community to a fair income, since we purchase these cocoa beans at a guaranteed high price over several years, above the normal cocoa price.
Furthermore, the cocoa is for a part further processed on site in Peru, in order to generate an added value for the farmers.