Cocoa from Central America
Cocoa was already cultivated and consumed in Central America about 1,500 years ago. It is the origin of the cocoa tree.
Because of its mood-lifting properties, cocoa was and is highly valued by many peoples.
Around what is now Mexico, cocoa trees were grown and the cocoa bean was harvested at that time.
When the Spanish reached Central America in 1502, the miracle of cocoa was spread throughout the continent and eventually the world.
Our Central American cocoa beans come from:
Cocoa from South America
South America has undergone a transformation in recent centuries. While the pulp and beans of the cocoa tree were already used in Central America, it was still unusual in South America to process more than the pulp.
This only changed with the immigration of the Spaniards around 1502 and the subsequent missionary work. The South Americans learned about the great potential of cocoa and set about exploiting it just like their northern neighbors.
Nowadays, the best fine cacao varieties come from South America, so this is the main focus of our qualities.
Cocoa from Africa
With the immigration of the Spaniards in Central America from 1502 onwards, cocoa was spread to other countries and nowadays it grows in many areas of the world.
The cocoa tree is now also domestic in the warm regions of Africa.
In addition to several million tons of conventional mass cocoa, excellent fine flavour cocoa comes from some smaller African countries, which we offer you from: