BEHIND THE BEANS

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Stand Up for the Femmes

Over the last eight years, Original Beans has led the effort to develop a sustainable cacao sector in the Virunga region in the DR Congo. As a result, 15.000 farmers now produce organic certified cacao across the region, incomes have tripled and on-farm deforestation rates have decreased by up to 50%.

 

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

It is time to take control and make the kind of world we want by replenishing what we consume and supporting demonstrably sustainable companies. Because with great consumption comes great responsibility.

 

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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?

 

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Chocolate & Conservation

Our One Bar : One Tree program is about much more than planting a tree for every bar sold. It provides above-living wages for skilled farmers, helps protect some of the most threatened rainforests and wildlife in the world, and ensures that the production of our chocolate is climate-positive.
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