Stand Up for the Femmes

For those of us whose lives are plugged in from the moment the alarm on our phone wakes us up to the minute our electric toothbrush cleans our teeth before bed, it is difficult to get a sense of daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). To label the region poor or […]

Let’s Make the Kind of World We Want with Chocolate

We were founded on the desire to make the world better with better chocolate and thanks to our community of food lovers and responsible consumers, we have made a significant impact  in this area. But in these uncertain, tumultuous times, it is time to take control and make the kind of world we want by […]

A Walk in the Cloud Forest

When we talk about our Esmeraldas Milk chocolate, we always note that the rare heirloom cacao beans from which it’s made are grown in the last pacific cloud forest in the world. Sounds beautiful and romantic, right, but what actually is a cloud forest?   Located in the northwest section of Ecuador in the Esmeraldas […]

Chocolate & Conservation

At Original Beans, we reflect a lot (A LOT) about how to best talk about our chocolate AND our conservation efforts. As in love and marriage, for us, you can’t have one without the other. Historically, chocolate has been a vicious industry, so we started the company to make better chocolate in a way that […]

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