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The heroes of the Nativo Project


These 1067 cacao enthusiasts and chocolate changemakers have laid the cornerstone of the Nativo Project in autumn 2017 by supporting our crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to them Choba Choba can now begin its work of preservation and investiagtion of Alto Huayabamba’s native and rare cacao varieties in order to make fine chocolates out of them in…

Choba Choba initiates academic research partnership


In view of the starting Nativo Project, Choba Choba recently visited the Universidad Agraria de la Selva (UNAS) in Lima, Peru. The two parties initiated a research partnership to conserve and re-produce the ‘nativos’, ancient and indigenous cocoa species that grow in the wild. They also decided to cooperate on other agronomy topics such as organic methods to fight the Plague…

Inauguration of new post-harvest Centre


On 13 October, our cocoa farmers organised a lively inauguration ceremony for the newly built post-harvest Centre in Pucalpillo, Peru. The Centre will host all fermentation and drying activities, two key steps in the creation of an excellent chocolate. Many of the different aromas we find in a fine chocolate bar are actually created as…

Interview with ProSpecieRara


Don’t worry, we didn’t go nuts, nor missed our biology class! We deliberately asked Béla Bartha, the director of the Swiss foundation ProSpecieRara, a few naive questions onbiodiversity. Here he explains again very clearly why it is indispensable for us humans… Biodiversity: Isn‘t it in the end all about the survival of the fittest? So…

From small scale farmers to international entrepreneurs


The 36 cacao farmers from Pucallpillo and Santa Rosa wanted to change their way of working and living. They wanted to finally have a voice in the chocolate industry. That’s why they founded their own chocolate brand – Choba Choba. Now, after a little more than one year of it’s existence, three farmers, Oshoquin, Doriza…

Why start a Chocolate Revolution?


… because the time has come to change the industry – for cacao farmers AND chocolate lovers! It is time to bridge the gap between those who produce this magical key ingredient in chocolate and those who have the pleasure to enjoy all its precious aromas once it has been transformed. It is time for…