Help Peru's Bright Butterfly Collection Stay Aloft
behind the bean
Our Piura farmers tell of a single albino bean that survived the trek from the Amazon to Peru’s desert coast: the white Piura. Nearly extinct when our dogged Bean Team discovered it, the ultra rare “Blanco” has become one of the world’s most celebrated cacaos. Proud local growers will make its future as bright as the butterflies hovering over the Piura valley.
The region had suffered from deforestation which in turn worsened the drought. Over the 10+ years our involvement in the area has changed a lot of things in Piura: Shaded forests have sprung up on deserted lands, meager rice fields have given way to rich cacao gardens, farmer incomes have more than doubled, and a strong regional cooperative makes the voices of growers heard.
by Frank van Rijsbergen
Bonbons are the “Royal-discipline” of the art of chocolate making and are always the best gift. With their combination of fruity and tenderly meltiness these chocolate and raspberry bonbons are a real treat! And an eye-catcher too: the strong colours not only complement each other well but also taste incredibly delicious.