Original BeansOriginal Beans - http://originalbeans.com The Planet : Replant It Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:03:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Sustainable cuisinehttp://originalbeans.com/sustainable-cuisine/ http://originalbeans.com/sustainable-cuisine/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:46:10 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=10603

Solemn atmosphere at the ceremony

The crowning culinary final of the German sustainability award ceremony in late November 2014 was the “Flying Dessert”: Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest chocolate-peanut tart with fleur de sel and stewed apples with star-anise, prepared by top-chef Björn Freitag from the award-winning restaurant “Goldener Anker”.

Thereby he demonstrated that star chefs can contribute to a better world by choosing sustainably manufactured products. Beni Wild Harvest cacao grows on species-rich islands in the Bolivian Amazonas, that Original Beans preserves with a local conservation project.

Philipp Kauffmann und Patrick von Vacano beim Dt. Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2014

Original Beans representatives Philipp Kauffmann and Patrick von Vacano

The urgency of such an engagement for rainforest protection is also confirmed by the view from outer space. It shows the alarming dimension of deforestation of the Amazon, according to ISS-astronaut Alexander Gerst, who gave the opening speech.

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Now online: Virunga The Moviehttp://originalbeans.com/now-online-virunga-the-movie/ http://originalbeans.com/now-online-virunga-the-movie/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:49:42 +0000 http://originalbeans.com/virunga-der-film-2/ As proud member of #teamvirunga – a campaign for the preservation of  Virunga National Park where Original Beans sources its terrific Cru Virunga cacao -, we are delighted to announce that “Virunga: The Movie” is now available on Netflix, a provider of on-demand internet streaming. So far, this intriguing anti-poaching documentary, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, has received awards and standing ovations at international festivals as well as praise by film critics.

About the movie:

Like a modern version of  “David versus Goliath” seems the latest conflict around the Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo. Park rangers & gorilla caretakers do everything in their power to fight off both cruel military militia and money-greedy oil companies. Nothing less than life itself is at risk, if the park shall fall. Hauntingly, the partially disturbing documentary “Virunga” by Orlando von Einsiedel sheds light on the tense situation in the region, but also on the wonders of nature and its people, that make it so unique and worth protecting.

Read here more about Original Beans social and ecological engagement at the borders of the park in Eastern Congo. Just like the heroes in the movie, Original Beans’ field team on the ground is at extreme risk. Just recently, there were killings in Beni, the home of our team members in Congo.

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BENI WILD CHOCOLATE POTShttp://originalbeans.com/chocolate-pots/ http://originalbeans.com/chocolate-pots/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:05:35 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=10049

BENI WILD CHOCOLATE POTS from OriginalBeans on Vimeo.

The Beni Wild Harvest Chocolate Pot with tangerine compote is a perfect dessert for any festive occasion!
It´s simple to make, yet impressive in taste – due to the smoothness and flavour of the wild Beni cocoa that grows on “chocolatales” (chocolate islands) in the Bolivian Amazon. Filled in little cups or teacups & topped with some fruit compote, this dessert is delights all your senses.

Inspired to try it out yourself? In this video Phil Usher, group patisserie chef with the renown Caprice Holding, explains you step by step how to make a delicious Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest Chocolate Pot.

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LORETTA LUI CRU VIRUNGA GANACHEhttp://originalbeans.com/loretta-lui-cru-verunga-ganache/ http://originalbeans.com/loretta-lui-cru-verunga-ganache/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=10046

LORETTA LUI CRU VIRUNGA GANACHE from OriginalBeans on Vimeo.

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PETER GORDON Cru Virunga Biscuitshttp://originalbeans.com/peter-gordon-cru-virunga-biscuits/ http://originalbeans.com/peter-gordon-cru-virunga-biscuits/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:42:50 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=10039

PETER GORDON Cru Virunga Biscuits from OriginalBeans on Vimeo.

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PETER GORDON CHOCOLATE DELICEhttp://originalbeans.com/peter-gordon-chocolate-delice/ http://originalbeans.com/peter-gordon-chocolate-delice/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:34:20 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=10035

PETER GORDON CHOCOLATE DELICE from OriginalBeans on Vimeo.

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Eat a cherry-chocolate-wood waltz!http://originalbeans.com/eat-a-cherry-chocolate-wood-waltz/ http://originalbeans.com/eat-a-cherry-chocolate-wood-waltz/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:05:56 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=9930 Kris kellens 2Chocolate-expert Kris Kellens who blogs on bean-to-bar loves pure chocolate taste, meaning simple ingredients and no additives. No wonder he has been delighted by Original Beans’ Cru Virunga chocolate – even before trying it. Kellens thinks that Original Beans offers so much more than just great chocolate; he is fascinated by the high conservation efforts that stand behind each bar.

The taste, texture and melt convinced him, too: “The cherry flavor goes back and forth in waves and seems to battle the wood aromas to get all your attention. Melting easily and incredibly velvety.”

His conclusion: A cherry-chocolate-wood waltz. It just keeps on going and going! Divine!



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Award confirms our concepthttp://originalbeans.com/impact-award-confirms-concept/ http://originalbeans.com/impact-award-confirms-concept/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:35:49 +0000 http://originalbeans.com/?p=9757 gwg-2014-categorywinner-greWe are thrilled and honoured to be the Winner of the Positive Social & Environmental Impact category for The GoodWebGuide Awards 2014.

Diana Verde Nieto, co-founder and CEO of Positive Luxury – sponsor of the Positive Social & Environmental Impact Award at GWG 2014 – said:

“A great site and great concept. It’s so fantastic to see a company with positive social and environmental actions at the very core of their business and to see them communicating it so well online.  Pair that with guilt free chocolate… what’s not to like?”

In an interview with the winners, Original Beans founder Philipp Kauffmann answered: “We won because we believe in what we do – we are about quality and commitment in everything that we do in the way that we grow the beans, farm the beans and produce the beans to every aspect of our supply chain and how we communicate with our partners and consumers.”

The Good Web Guide is the online guide to the best sites on the internet – finding what is best about life online across a wide range of lifestyle and consumer interests.

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Asadihttp://originalbeans.com/asadi/ http://originalbeans.com/asadi/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:28 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=9311 Aquaculture and Sustainable Agriculture Development Initiatives.

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Ashden Trusthttp://originalbeans.com/ashden-trust/ http://originalbeans.com/ashden-trust/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:52 +0000 http://www.originalbeans.com/?p=9259 The grant-making charity Ashden Trust supports programs focusing on climate change, sustainable development, or improving the quality of life in poorer communities. They have entrusted Original Beans with the implementation of a two year project to reduce deforestation around Virunga National Park.


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