Esmeraldas Vegan Milk - Ecuador - Original Beans

PRESERVE THE CLOUD FOREST HOME OF THE SILKY TREE FROGS

Esmeraldas Coast, Ecuador

With Esmeraldas 50% Vegan M!lk

Vegan m!lk

Notes of gianduja and barley malt open as delicately as the blossoms of rare cacao and almond trees growing for this Arriba chocolate. One bar : One tree – each chocolate bar plants one tree Blossoms of Arriba cacao and Guara almond await an insect’s touch. It takes a hundred delicate blossoms to make this bar of chocolate. Your purchase of delicate Esmeraldas 50% maintains such botany in Ecuador’s last cloud forests.  

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The most threatened and least known rainforest on earth

The Esmeraldas Province lies at the southernmost point of one of the most threatened and least known rainforest ecosystems on earth – the Chocó. We source our Esmeraldas cacao from Mache Chindul, the last coastal cloud forest of Ecuador which replenishes all major rivers in the region and is home to an enormous variety of plants and wildlife, including the spectacular Imbabura Tree Frog and the Mache Glas Frog.

With the launch of Esmeraldas Vegan M!lk 50%, we have expanded our impact in the area of 117 small village communities. The seclusion of this bean guarantees that the Arriba Nacional cacao has been preserved to this day and has not been damaged by the boom of hybrids. This means that the residents – including us – can enjoy excellent chocolate. And we have the chance to work together to preserve the other natural treasures of Mache Chindul.

Know your bean: Mono Bravo Arriba

These unique Arriba beans grow in the pacific cloud forest on the edge of the Cotacachi Cayapas Nature Reserve in Ecuador’s Esmeraldas region. Indiginous Chachi communities grow pure Arriba Nacional in their cacoa gardens many hours up the Cayapas river. Production and sales of Emeraldas Vegan M!lk 50% help to reforest the region and buffer the highly endemic rainforest-hotspot of Cotacachi Cayapas by strengthening the livelihood of the Chachi communities fighting for their rainforest homes for centuries.

One bar : One tree @Esmeraldas

In several village communities, we help to preserve and reforest local Arriba Nacional cacao varieties and provide training in organic cacao growing, fermentation, drying and quality control. In return to our investments, the community of Mono Bravo has already committed 800 hectares of highly biodiverse rainforest as a village forest reserve and as customer of the Dutch energy company Van De Bron you can acquire their climate certificates.

Here is more of what we do:

  • Preserve and reforest local Arriba Nacional cacao varietals
  • Protect 200 hectares of highly biodiverse rainforest
  • Help farmers get organic certified
  • Train in cacao-agroforestry and post-harvest management
  • Subsidize proper farming equipment and tools

Want to follow the impact of this project? One bar : One tree : Go see!

This bar also supports Spanish almond farmers in Alicante:

  • Organic almonds from Alicante, Spain
  • Helps to economically support less favoured inland areas of Spain
  • Grown organically, helps to keep landscapes, ecosystems and fauna in Alicante
  • Supports the prevention of desertification

“We are happy to finally be part of this project and that our cocoa is appreciated.”

Ritter Cipriano, Farmer in the Mache Chindul Reserve

Esmeraldas 50% Vegan M!lk

Vegan m!lk

Notes of gianduja and barley malt open as delicately as the blossoms of rare cacao and almond trees growing for this Arriba chocolate. One bar : One tree – each chocolate bar plants one tree Blossoms of Arriba cacao and Guara almond await an insect’s touch. It takes a hundred delicate blossoms to make this bar of chocolate. Your purchase of delicate Esmeraldas 50% maintains such botany in Ecuador’s last cloud forests.  

Specifications

Weight
70 g
Cacao percentage
50%
Bean Origin
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Rarity
Rare
Diet
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan
Cause
Conserve Cacaos, Help Farmers, Protect Animals, Save Rainforests
Price (100g)
€ 7.07

Ingredients

Cane sugar*, Cacao mass*, Cacao butter*, Almonds*, Almond protein*. *Certified Organic. Gluten-free. GMO-free

Average Nutritional Values

Esmeraldas Vegan M!lk 50%
Nutrition Facts
Per 100g

Energy: 2455kj/591kcal
Fat: 43g
of which saturated fat: 23g
Carbohydrate: 38g
of which sugars: 33g
Dietary Fibre: 8g
Protein: 9g
Salt: 0,0g
Iron: 9mg
Calcium: 174mg

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