Chocolate Origins

The couverture that COCO Organic Chocolates uses are all fair trade certified, certified organic, and certified kosher.  Our extra dark is a minimum of 70% cocoa solids, our dark is a minimum of 56% and milk chocolate a minimum of 41%.  The beans are from Peru (CACVRA, QUINACHO and ACOPAGRO farms) but are processed in Europe resulting in a chocolate that’s the best of both worlds.
ACOPAGRO
1,800 family farmers
ACOPAGRO is a co-operative that represents small-scale family farmers that harvest cocoa and coconut, situated in the Central Huallaga Valley in the San Martin region of Peru. Family farmers are located across 4 provinces: Mariscal Caceres, Huallaga, Bellavista y Picota. The co-operative was the first to export cocoa in all of Peru.
CACVRA
3,700 family farmers
 CACVRA (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle Río Apurimac Ltda) was founded in 1969. It is a worker-controlled organization of small scale family farmers of cocoa and coffee located in Ayacucho, Peru.
Quinacho
800 family farmers
 El Quinacho (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera El Quinacho) is a cocoa and coffee co-operative located in the southern part of Valley Apurimac in the District of Sivia-Province of Huanta-Ayacucho Region in Peru. The co-operative is also part of the larger organizations Junta Nacional del Cafe and Associacion de Productores de Cafes Especiales (APECAFE).

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Origins

  1. Do you do online orders and ship out to ot of town customers?

    • Hello,

      Yes, we will certainly ship to out of town customers. There isn’t an online shop set up just yet, but if you’d like, I can send you a listing and pics of what are currently making.

      thanks,
      deborah torr
      chocolatier/owner

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