MEXICO - Soconusco Chantuto Organic

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Soconusco in southern Mexico is the birthplace of the “cacao real”, the royal cacao, consumed by the Aztec kings and priests. Organic cacao from Soconusco has a balanced acidity, full body profile and distinct flavours of dried fruits, nuts and  several spices.

Over centuries, Criollo cacao varieties are grown by Soconusco Indians, who used the precious cacao fruit in ceromonies and ritual beverages. However, from the 19th centry, cacao-forest systems have been replaced by monocutlure plantation of mais, banana, coffee and cotton. Since 2007 we join forces to promote Chantuto cacao, grown in resilient and sustainable family agroforestry. This exceptional cacao received several international prices. 

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Mexico Soconusco Chantuto fine cacao criollo silco silva cacao sourcing specialty cacao premium fair and sustainable cacao with an identity
Mexico Soconusco Chantuto fine cacao criollo silco silva cacao sourcing specialty cacao premium fair and sustainable cacao with an identity
location
Region

Chiapas, Soconusco region, Tapachula ,
Mexico

Producers
7 primary cooperatives federate over 2000 smallholder farmers, and are conected via the Centro de Agroecología San Francisco de Asís A.C.
Type of Organisation
Cooperative
Quality
MEXICO Soconusco Chantuto Organic
Pricing

The price for this cacao reaches minimum two times the world market price, and contributes substantially to the increase of family income

Employment

Local added value and employment is created by producing finished and semi-finished products, such as chocolates, cacao powder and butter, for the domestic market. Youngsters are highly engaged in this process.

Cacao Growing

Cacao grows under forest and in sustainable agroforestry system, intercropped with mandarines, oranges, coffee and other crops

Don Elfidio fermenting fine criollo cacao  in mexico soconusco for silva silco sourcing
Doña Demetria awaiting for the pulped cacao to dry in Mexico, Soconusco for silva sourcing silco
Organic EU
Organic USDA

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