Wild, tribal, native, always organic, Original Beans cacao beans present a growing range of the world's rarest cacaos. Together with growers, trade and manufacture we discover, select, plant, graft, grow, harvest, ferment, dry, store, ship, clean, roast, grind, conch and temper these beans. We sample, taste and test them according to the best quality assurance system in the industry. And we grade them according to the Sourced As Original Beans standard.
AND THE ART OF LESS
We add only raw cane sugar and in some cases cocoa butter and milk powder to the rare pure Original Beans chocolates. All Original Beans cacaos are subject to the Sourced As Original Beans standard for highest Craft quality. All the ingredients of our rare chocolates are from controlled organic farming and are traded directly at twice the Fairtrade price. #TasteTheRare
OUR CACAO BEANS
SINGLE-ORIGIN CACAO BUTTER
Cacao butter is the pressed and filtered fat from the cacao bean. The organic cacao butter we use in Original Beans chocolates comes from Trinitario cacao beans grown in the Dominican Republic. This butter is only slightly deodorized to keep the original cacao flavors. It fits perfectly to Original Beans’ philosophy of preserving distinct original aromas.
ORGANIC ALPINE MILK
Over 100 different flowers and herbs on the cow meadows and clear mountain water contribute to the unique quality of our Swiss organic milk. Swiss organic standards are the world's highest and the animals spend a lot of time in the open air.
FAIRTRADE RAW CANE SUGAR
Our cane sugar comes from La Felsina, a leading organic and fairtrade cane sugar mill. "Raw" means that this sugar has not been carbonated or de-colorized. Thus it still contains all the important minerals of sugar cane. Cane sugar has 40% less impact on the world's climate than beet sugar which is mostly used in chocolates.