50% Dark Chocolate Chocolate. Single-estate. 100% Tracable chocolate.
OUR COCOA FARM IS THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO BE CERTIFIED BY SLAVEFREETRADE.ORG
C’MON, HOW COOL IS THAT?
El Rosario farm is in Necoclí, a town in Antioquia, Colombia. It’s located on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Urabá. The region had to deal with violence, conflict, and remnants of the war on drugs.
Before cacao, El Rosario was a cattle ranch on almost 500 acres. It managed 500 cows, and only needed four to six employees to function.
Going from cattle to cocoa planting meant a considerable change. There were no longer a just few ranch hands, more and more hands were needed. The initial 400 hectares of cocoa ended up generating more than 250 jobs. The change brought better income and higher quality of life.
El Rosario is an example of the impact chocolate can have on communities, and how chocolate crafted at origin can create value.