Cacao ReforestationQuality Cacao - Quality Chocolate
Rare and Unique Fine Cacao Agroforestry
Farmers receive far beyond market rate Prices
Meticulously Processed in Small Batches
A conscious supply chain
Cacao has grown in Nicaragua for more generations than we know and is host to the ideal climate for cultivating fine cacao. We source all of our cacao in Nicaragua from Ingemann Fine Cacao and Cosecha Partners. Our supply chain is traceable, transparent, and direct. It results in reforestation, community development, and economic upliftment.
The Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund designated the Northern region of Nicaragua as one of a few worldwide where the cacao tree originates. Cacao has been growing here for more generations than we know and i an integral part of the natural ecosystem. In region, there is no need for irrigation, fertilization, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, or any other intervention beyond light pruning; nature does the work. Cacao cultivation requires about half the labor of coffee, and can be harvested for 10 months of the year.
Farmers were largely unaware of the value in the cacao trees growing wild all over the region. Our producers have partnered with more than 1,500 individual farmers to provide micro-financing, technical training, access to high quality cacao saplings, logistical management, premium farm gate prices, and access to a global marketplace.
All trees being planted are local landrace genetics native to this region. The Cacao trees are interspaced with other indigenous species, helping restore the region to a more natural state. These cacao forests are incredibly biodiverse and create sanctuary for wildlife including bees and other pollinators. Cacao has become a medium for economic, ecologic, and social regeneration. We value the scientific approach to quality in production, propagation, and post-harvest processing practiced by our producers.