About us - Original Beans

Full of Beans

We love making pure, delicious chocolates, but we didn’t create Original Beans just to put another bar on the shelf. Original Beans was founded on a passion for replenishing what we consume, carrying on our founder’s family tradition of sustainability that began 220 years ago when his forefather Georg Hartig advised “to manage forests in such a way that future generations can reap the same benefit from them as the current one.”

Our Story

Philipp Kauffmann represents the 7th generation in a lineage of recognized forest scientists and explorers. In 2008, he gave up his job at the UN in New York to realize his dream of growing a 100% regenerative business that gives more to the Earth than it takes. 

“Trees have shaped humanity since Adam and Eve. And they will shape our future. Healthy forests are really the answer to many futuristic challenges: malnutrition, extreme weather, species extinction, even poverty and conflicts. Of all the trees, I can’t think of one more enjoyable and ecological than the one that grows chocolate. As we say, taste the rare and preserve it!”

One Bar : One Tree

Original Beans One Bar : One Tree programme has grown millions of trees in our cacao origins. When you break off a piece of Original Beans chocolate, not only are you moments away from enjoying the rarest cacao beans in their purest form—you are breaking ground for a tree.


Making the world better
with better chocolate

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