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Chocolate is complicated. There are a million options and it's hard to know, who to support. We decided to work exclusively with Original Beans and here's why!

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Genetically manipulated hybrid plants are produced in massive mono-cultures.

Specialty Cacao

Ancient specialty cacaos grow in their natural environment.

Deforestation

Cocoa related deforestation is rampant, especially in West Afrika and Latin America. According to the Cocoa Barometer 2018, "a segment of original rainforest about the size of the Netherlands was cut down to grow the amount of cocoa similar to that consumed in the European Union."

Reforestation

Last year, Original Beans caused the preservation of 24,000 soccer fields of forest, the protection and reforestation of 1.5m trees.

Dubious Sources

Most cacaos are impossible to trace and vendors can't say with certainty, where their beans are coming from.

Transparency

Direct-trade ensures 100% traceability and transparency.

Mixed

Beans of multiple varieties are mixed together and unique flavors are lost.

Single varietal

Fruit varietals from different trees and regions are gathered and processed in separate batches to preserve their individual flavors.

Child Labor

According to Forbes Magazine, 2.1 Million children work on cacao plants in West Africa.

Families

Absolutely no child labor. Original Beans purchases cacao directly from farmers, at twice the Fairtrade prices. Last year, they improved the livelihoods for 5062 farming families through sustainable cacao.

Because we operate in such a confusing space, we promise complete and utter transparency. 

Every bite makes a difference.

We want every bite to make a difference, therefore we partner exclusively with Original Beans, who bring the world’s best and fairest cacaos to Europe. It is important to us that there are no compromises at any point in the supply chain, and that we play our part in driving change in the cacao industry.

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