"Cacao Nacional Arriba Fino de Aroma" – the name of this heritage Cacao Bean variety found only around Ecuador (a country justifiably famous for their chocolate products). Growing near the equator results in a unique photosynthesis, accounting for its impressive nutritional content, deeper colour/aroma/flavour and a naturally richer cocoa butter content gives this luxury cacao powder a smoother texture on the tongue.
By now, everyone has heard of the many advantages of dark chocolate consumption, rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, protein and minerals like zinc, calcium, chromium, iron, potassium and magnesium—but here's another advantage with this very unique product. We are very proud that our Ecuadorian partners are applauded internationally for having taken a giant leap beyond just trading fairly and paying guaranteed premium crop prices direct to farmers... their compatriots reap brilliant long term benefits through our supplier's generous re-investment of part profits back into community development projects over there including:
1. Award winning conservation initiatives (tree nurseries for sustainable co-planting of endangered rainforest species)
2. Ingenious environmental programs (like replacing toxic disposables with solar rechargeable batteries in areas without reliable electricity)
3. Developing organic technical education and Special Needs curriculums for area schools (largely unavailable, yet desperately needed)
Brimming with antioxidants, this fair trade cacao powder is delicious added to your smoothies, porridge and dairy-free ice cream as a natural and nutritious boost.
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.