The Amazon region in Bolivia, in the northeast of the country, is a wet savannah area with an average annual temperature of 28°C. The state of Beni, located in the flat lowlands on the border with Peru, is home to 420,000 people. The area is as large as Great Britain. The landscape is rich in water, with many lakes and rivers. The vegetation is dominated by tropical rainforest in the north and grass steppes in the south. One third of the population counts itself as indigenous. The main source of income is agriculture and cattle breeding. Most of the land lies below 200m and is quickly flooded during heavy rainfall.
In Baures County, 800 farming families live off wild cacao. Presumably, the history of this cacao goes way back to pre-Columbian times, before the discovery of the Americas. It grows in the rainforest, where it is harvested and cared for by small farmers. David and Marcela came to the region in 2000 to promote and preserve the wild cacao. It also aims to preserve and respect the culture and environment of the indigenous people, of which cacao has been a part for thousands of years.
Wild cocoa from the Amazon
A crazy idea turned into a big project with the goal to become THE address for wild sustainable cacao. In 2001 the company Sumar Ltda. was founded, a few years later the organic certification followed. Little by little, the machines for the production of Couverture and chocolate bars were acquired, and in 2017 a retail store was opened in Santa Cruz to sell the in-house products.
Today we can offer pure Bean-To-Bar Chocolate from 55%-100% cacao content, whose ingredients are only the wild cacao and cane sugar. Other superfoods from Bolivia such as acai berry, maca root, lemongrass and locoto, a type of bell pepper, are a varied flavor component in the chocolate of origin.
Everyone who a bar Chocolate Baure in his hands should feel the quality of life, joy and happiness, as well as health at the moment of enjoyment.
Chocolate Baure at the Chocolate Festival
Chocolate Baure has also been an exhibitor at the annual Chocolate Gourmet Festival in Hanover - organized by Chocolats-de-luxe.com
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