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ORIGIN TYPE: Cooperative what’s this? 1000 members, Established 2011

Clemens and Corinne initiated a project that assists cocoa farmers to establish cooperates and to obtain organic and fair trade certification. In an area of extreme poverty, the partnership realized a cohesive community and now constitute the lifeline for nearly 1000 families. The project also supports farmers in bio-dynamic farming and assures that only fully ripe cocoa pods are harvested. The ripe pods are opened in the field and delivered to a fermentation center the same day where the fresh cocoa is fermented according to strictly defined protocols. In order to obtain the desired flavor, the fermenting cocoa is closely monitored on temperature and aeration over a period of six days... +Read more

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CERTIFICATIONS: Fair Trade, Organic US, Organic EU

VARIETALS: forestero, trinitario

PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 60-80 metric tons/year

OTHER CROPS: -

PROJECTED PRODUCTION CAPACITY NEXT YEAR: 60-80 metric tons/year

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