From our still humble beginnings, we’ve made our goal to find the long lost and somehow forgotten trees hidden in abandoned farms around the island. Hopefully finding criollo ancestry that will in turn provide an unique touch to our carefully crafted cacao beans and future chocolate.
To this day we’ve found some interesting varietals that proves that Puerto Rico has one of the best kept and mostly untouched germplasm in the world. Since our ancestors stopped farming cacao so long ago (18th century), and replaced with coffee almost completely, pure varieties were left to evolve on their own, without any cross pollination from other introduced varieties.
Puerto Rico never started farming cacao again until recent years. (and in very small scale)
Our findings and adventures continue, with new additions to our criollo collection added every other day, we can’t wait to have our first production!
Keep in touch for updates!
So we started a new and exciting new chapter in our story. Starting today and hopefully every other Saturday we’ll be hosting our products at the Old San Juan Farmer’s Market. You can pick a variety of the fruits harvested at our agroforestry farm the day after.
You can also pick up seeds, cacao seedlings and have a chat with us. Hopefully, in 2015 we’ll have our first chocolate products! See you guys there!