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Our production is sustainable,
both social and environmentally.

We preserve the Rainforest. 

We are helping Brazil’s Cacao production regain the recognition for its high level of quality.

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THE ORIGIN

 

Our cacao comes from Vale Potumuju, located at Mata Atlântica, one of the Rain Forests with the largest biodiversity on the planet. The Cacao trees grow and produce at our orchards under the shade of many native hardwood and fruit trees, creating our unique terroirs.

THE FARMERS

 

Our families have been growing Cacao since the early 1900’s and now, through novel practices and techniques, we are helping to re-write Bahia’s Cacao history.
 
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VALE POTUMUJU

15º 13’57.69” S  39º 21’03.25” W

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OUR CACAO

 

Our cacao varieties are derived from hybrid Forastero and Trinitario species, some of wich have been present and introduced in our orchards since the mid 1900's. In the last few years we have been planting new Trinitario varieties that are both resistant to disease and very productive.  They are now being separated by lots in our Terroirs, to enable us to produce  individual varietal micro-lots. We created our own unique harvest and post-harvest protocols to maintain the high standards and consistency of our processed Cacao. All the way from hand-picking the ripe cacao pods, to the perfect fermentation time for each harvest; and the sun drying at our new solar tunnels with custom designed sliding mesh drawers.
We also source wet cacao from neighboring farms to be processed at Vale Potumuju.
 
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WE CAN PROVIDE

RAW CACAO POWDER

CACAO BUTTER

CACAO BEANS

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We are constantly replanting in the Cabruca System, an agroforestry method in use since the first settlers started cacao crops in Bahia. Our trees grow under the canopy and shade of the native Atlantic Rainforest. Every year we grow  at our Nursery 4.000 seedlings with the best genetics. Trained collaborators and technicians monitor the evolution of our Cacao trees at every step. 

Native sustainable growth
in harmony with the Rain Forest

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AFFILIATIONS & PARTNERS