Cholaca is connecting people all over the world with the true essence of the best cacao on the planet.
The more cacao Cholaca purchases, the more rainforests we grow back.
That’s why at Cholaca we say: Every sip saves our rainforest!
We source our beans exclusively from heirloom cacao farms owned and operated by regenerative farmer cooperatives on the lush Ecuadorian Pacific coast, where the elements perfectly converge and create optimal conditions for shade-grown, beyond-organic production. This rich terroir imparts a uniquely rich and exquisite flavor to our beans.
These heirloom cacao farmers are represented by the Regenerative Farming Cooperative who won the Fruit and Flowers taste-profile award in 2012, setting the standard for aromatic cacao in Ecuador. Here at Cholaca, we feel honored by the invitation these communities have extended us to partner in bringing this superb cacao to the world with the ethical integrity it deserves.
If you purchase high quality single origin cacao and if supporting sustainable farms through regeneration is important to you, you need to consider purchasing Cholaca’s 100% pure cacao for your next chocolate project. You are part of a collective of like-minded conscientious chocolate lovers who have the ability to truly make a difference through what you choose to purchase.
We do this by committing to the 5 Seeds of Regenerative Cacao
We do business directly with the leading Regenerative Farming Cooperatives of Ecuador and Colombia. We are a certified Fair-Trade company, and we work with communities to form long-term partnerships that actively regenerate the social, economic, and ecological fabric of daily life.
We are committed to telling the stories of these farmers and their families’ experiences stewarding these ancient cacao groves for generations. By creating connections between them and our customers, we are bringing real transparency and true sustainability to an industry otherwise mired in “green-washing”.
Cholaca cacao is single-origin, so we are partnering with communities for the long-haul. These farmers have experienced their fair share of industry exploitation. We see that these farmers are on the cutting edge of regenerative agriculture. When you choose Cholaca, you bring vitality to your body, to communities and the Earth.
We let the cacao speak for itself because it’s the real deal. 100% pure cacao. No separation into cocoa butter and powder, unsweetened and unadulterated with additives. If you love the pure essence of cacao as much as we do, it doesn’t get better than this.
We use only the highest quality, independently-owned processing facilities available. Furthermore, we have made a commitment to build a manufacturing and processing facility that is owned and operated by the farmers themselves – cutting out the middlemen and allowing more wealth to enter and remain in their communities.
#CHOLACA CHALLENGE: BREW A SUSTAINABLE CHOCOLATE BEER
Launching Earth Day 2019, we’re asking breweries to take the #CholacaChallenge and “Sign Up for Sustainability.”
Order the ingredients for our Organic and Sustainable “Conscious Cacao Chocolate Porter” from Country Malt Group.
Brew our collaboration organic conscious cacao porter from Asher Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
And, then donate 10% of the beer sales. 100% of your donations will be used to fund our cacao farmers during their gap years in which they transform their farms back from cattle to cacao farming.
Why? Because we require the best quality cacao to make Cholaca and the best cacao only grows in rainforests.
So, the more cacao Cholaca purchases, the more rainforests we grow back…that’s why at Cholaca we say, every sip saves our rainforest!
The planet’s rainforests are being systematically stripped away primarily due to cattle ranching and the need for grazing land.
Ranchers pay more to farmers to strip down their forests than to grow crops like cacao.
Cholaca simply pays a premium directly to the farmers to incentivize them to grow back their forests.
Makes sense? That’s regeneration!
If regrowing our rainforests through regeneration is important to you, then consider brewing with Cholaca’s 100% pure liquid cacao.
You are part of a collective of like-minded conscientious chocolate lovers who have the ability to truly make a difference through what you choose to purchase.
100% of donations go directly from your brewery to “Liter of Light” in Colombia, a global foundation that we work with on a local level to provide direct nonprofit funding for various isolated communities (like our gap year cacao farmers) through the internet and donations.
All of our partners for this program have committed to donate 10% of their sales from this fundraiser to the above foundation as well.