Our Craft Cacaos
We go to the farthest corners of the globe to bring you the rare. Since 2008, our intrepid Bean Team ventures into the most remote, most biologically diverse and most threatened ecoregions - or simply: the biodiversity hotspots - to bring original beans to you.
Knowing where your cacao is from goes beyond pointing to a place on a map. It’s knowing that the environment around it is protected, the people who cultivate it empowered and the plants from which it grows regenerated. In addition to pure, delicious taste, that’s the promise every bar of Original Beans keeps. Share the rare. And spare it.
Cacao Is Craft
Our craft of cacao starts with regenerative farming. It moves through fermentation (spontaneous), drying (sun only), storing (zero fumigation), roasting (slow and low), grinding (16 micron), conching (medium) and tempering (gentle, gentle). Where cacao ends and chocolate starts is anyone’s crafty guess.
Know your beans
Beans of wisdom, our select tribal cacaos represent the deep history and commitment of the indigenous tribes who know—and grow—them best. Their singular tastes revive long-forgotten human experiences of living in harmony with nature. Truly exclusive, they have no peer in making a higher social or environmental impact.
of the Arhuaco tribe
of the Zoque tribe
condor in flight
the vivid blue-throated macaws
These ultra rare beans (nearly extinct in the case of Piura Porcelana and Papua Kerafat upon their rediscovery) are aromatic time capsules from the earth’s remotest regions like the amazingly biodiverse Udzungwa Mountain National Park.
collection stay aloft
elephants safe passage
Filled with nature’s abundance and diversity (from the rich landscapes of Virunga National Park to the mists of Esmeraldas’ last cloudforests) these rare beans put pure deliciousness and purposeful consumption within reach.
deep in Congo
with strong cacao
condor in flight
The Craft Cacao Standard
To assure tasty beans that go down well in every respect, we offer here for open sourcing, the world's only Craft Cacao Standard. Here it is for your review and use.