Seed to Tree
We pay over 400 farmers a 50% premium over the local market price for their Treasure, Pure Nacional. We practice Direct Trade. Ethical Sourc ing and Direct Trade Assures Traceability. From the tree to your door we Guarantee Traceability for our Couverture and cacao beans.
The ” Mother Tree” which is 100% Pure Nacional grows on the farm of Don Fortunato. Leaves from ”the mother tree” were the 4th USDA tested—Fortunato No. 4. The USDA Genetics Lab requested 100 randomly selected leaf samples from trees all over the Marañón Canyon. All tested 98% or more Pure Nacional. Over 40% of these bean were white