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RARE. FAIR.

Cacao grown with respect for nature and people. Chocolate made

by exceptional chocolate makers in cacao-producing countries.

Discover the best bean-to-bar chocolate in the world.

Cacao grown with respect for nature and people. Chocolate made by exceptional chocolate makers in cacao-producing countries. Discover the best bean-to-bar chocolate in the world.

Origins

Cacao only grows on the equatorial belt, in hot and humid climates. You have
to travel far to discover the best varieties: preserved, pure, exceptional.
We offer the best chocolate from over 30 countries. Just take your pick!
Cacao only grows on the equatorial belt, in hot and humid climates. You have to travel far to discover the best varieties: preserved, pure, exceptional. We offer the best chocolate from over 30 countries. Just take your pick!

Central America

Central AM.

South America

South AM.

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean

Africa

CACAO

80% of the chocolate consumed in the world today is made from one variety of cacao.
But three other high-quality varieties exist. We look for them in all corners of the world
so that you can discover the rare, authentic taste of exceptional cacao!
80% of the chocolate consumed in the world today is made from one variety of cacao. But three other high-quality varieties exist. We look for them in all corners of the world so that you can discover the rare, authentic taste of exceptional cacao!

1. Criollo (5%)

  • History: The Olmecs cultivated the first variety more than 3,000 years ago 
  • Origin: Lake Maracaibo Region (Venezuela) 
  • Appearance: Pointed pods with green or red warts 
  • Aromas: The finest and most aromatic that can be found 
  • Culture: Central America, Sri Lanka and Indonesia 

2. Trinitario (10%)

  • History: Natural hybrid of the Criollo and Forastero that occurred about 300 years ago 
  • Origin: Trinidad Island 
  • Appearance: Pods in a wide variety of shapes and colors 
  • Aromas: Fine but lighter than those of the Criollo 
  • Culture: Mexico, Caribbean, Colombia, Venezuela, Southeast Asia 

3. Forastero (80%)

  • History: Second variety discovered by the Spanish conquistadors 500 years ago 
  • Origin: In the heart of Amazonia 
  • Appearance: Smooth yellow pods 
  • Aromas: Bitter and slightly acidic taste 
  • Culture: Africa, Brazil and Ecuador 

4. Nacional (5%)

  • History: Regional variety of the Forastero 
  • Origin: Ecuadorian Andes 
  • Appearance: Yellow and slightly warty pods 
  • Aromas: Floral with hints of jasmine and orange blossom 
  • Culture: Only in Ecuador 

Engagement

Social. We have created our own supply chain, we personally know the producers and artisan chocolatiers, all located in cacao-producing countries. Thus, 50% of the price of the bar remains in the country where it was produced, as opposed to 6-7% for… a fair-trade bar.

Durable. We are the first entirely carbon-neutral chocolate distributor and 1% of our revenue is donated to environmental projects in the countries where we source our chocolate.
Fair. Transparent. Uncompromising.
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Sources:
Public Eye – Déclaration de Berne | COCOABAROMETER.ORG | BASIC - Bureau d’Analyse Sociétale pour une information Citoyenne

ABOUT

We like chocolate without a bitter aftertaste. By offering products made by chocolatiers
in cacao-producing countries exclusively, we completely bypass the traditional
chocolate distribution channels and support the development of a chocolate industry
with high added value. We are committed to sustainable agriculture, organic, whenever
possible, dignified working conditions, and strive to forge long lasting relationships with our
partner chocolatiers and their cacao suppliers.
We are proud of the exceptional products we offer.
We like chocolate without a bitter aftertaste. By offering products made by chocolatiers in cacao-producing countries exclusively, we completely bypass the traditional chocolate distribution channels and support the development of a chocolate industry with high added value. We are committed to sustainable agriculture, organic whenever possible, dignified working conditions, and strive to forge long lasting relationships with our partner chocolatiers and their cacao suppliers.
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