Each of these aspects make CocoaSupply a unique and trusted partner for your business. We don't only have the experience of four generations, but also the values and commitment to support our communities and find innovative processes and solutions to benefit not only the farmers, but also craft makers worldwide. Join our CocoaSupply movement today!
The true meaning of direct trade and bean-to-bar maker is that the chocolate maker purchases the beans directly from a farmer and also is involved in all the parts of the process to the final products.
However, it is very difficult to build these relationships in foreign countries, ha ving a language and cultural barrier, and additionally distinguishing real farmers from exporters and middlemen within the same origin. Buying from anyone that claims transparency yet uses their own exporters and organizations to bring you these cacao beans is not the same as you sourcing directly, but just the same as using a regular trader.
Our family's cacao story started in the 1800's with a Dr. Huerta following an exploration to the remote and virgin land that is nowadays known as Catarama, Ecuador. There, he established himself and raised his family.
Among that was Celsa, that at an early age of 16 years had to be in charge of the farm and cultivated cocoa as one of the main crops. It was her, who started the legacy of the Carvajal Family in this cocoa journey. Today, her great-granddaughter is continuing her legacy by bringing ethical, flavorful, and premium cocoa products to craft makers everywhere.
We are a family owned and operated business manufacturing, importing, and distributing quality cacao powder, cacao butter, cacao nibs, cacao fruit pulp, chocolate, couvertures, vanilla beans, lucuma, and much more! Our own brands of cacao products are made with the "Arriba" Nacional fine aroma cocoa bean, a very high quality cocoa bean preferred by highly acclaimed international chocolate makers. We also have very specialized beans from various regions and haciendas (farms) from Ecuador and other Latin American countries. Additionally, our products are minimally processed, making sure the natural health benefits of cacao are maintained until it reaches your hands. Our plant in Ecuador works directly with small farms and coops, ensuring our products are fairly traded and promote sustainability and inclusive businesses with our farmers and their communities.
Our commitment to fair and transparent prices goes beyond a premium to the farmers. We aim for education and support to small businesses around the globe. United we are stronger!
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