ORIGIN TYPE: Individual Farm what’s this?, Established
Fazenda Camboa is one of the large organic single-estate farms in Brazil. They produce high-quality organic Forastero and Trinitario cacao. Like many farms in Brazil, they were decimated by the Witches Broom disease in the late 1980’s which wiped out most of their production. The farm discovered a way to cure trees that were affected by the disease though and in the process of recovery became fully organic. At this time they also improved their post-harvest processing techniques (fermenting and drying) so that they could meet the requirements of craft chocolate makers.
LAND & PRODUCTION
TOTAL ORIGIN SIZE: 510 total Ha
500 Ha. of Cacao
5 Ha. of other crops
5 Ha. of Forested Conservation Area
PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 80-100 metric tons/year
PROJECTED PRODUCTION CAPACITY NEXT YEAR: 100-130 metric tons/year
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic US, Organic other
VARIETALS: Forastero (Para and Parazinho), Trinitario (TSH -516, TSH - 1188, TSH - 565)
OTHER CROPS: -
Our goal is to work with a great number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers who value our commitment to producing high-quality organic cacao.
Ongoing drought in Brazil (due to El Nino).
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