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Nativo Project: News from the field


Since we kick-started our Nativo Project last November together with over 1000 chocolate lovers who supported our crowdfunding campaign, many things have happened on the ground in Peru … 200 Nativo trees planted We planted 200 young cacao Nativo trees on the farms of our communities Pucallpillo and Santa Rosa in the name of our…

Expert interview with Bioversity


What is Bioversity and what exactly do you do? Bioversity is part of an international network of research centres specialised in agriculture and development. We study how the agricultural biodiversity of useful plants and trees can help improve the living conditions of small producers. Cocoa is one of our primary concerns. We coordinate the Cacao Net(a network…

The quest for gold in the Alto Huayabamba


This year I spent six months in the Alto Huayabamba. My mission was to precisely study the various cocoa trees growing on the fincas (plots) of Choba Choba cocoa producers to create a detailed catalogue of the different cocoa varieties in the valley. Early on, we thought there were between forty and fifty different cocoa trees…

Origin Trips: Discover our cacaos in Peru


Would you like to dive into the lush Peruvian jungle? Live with the farmers that produce your favorite chocolate and learn everything you wanted to know about cacao? Then join our origin trips to the Alto Huayabamba Valley! Monika, a big fan of Choba Choba and supporter of our Revolution, traveled to the origins of…

Nativo Project: Revealing the Treasures of the Amazon


Last October we took our Chocolate Revolution to the next level! Weary of the industry‘s dull chocolates that all taste alike because they are created with only a few cacao varieties among the hundreds that exist in the world… we decided to bring new colors into this monotony and reveal the treasures slumbering in the…

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…

Cacao Price: Gambling With Livelihoods


Pasiona is a cacao producer in Peru and a co-founder of Choba Choba. She has 2 hectares of land on which she cultivates her cacao in agroforestry. This year the harvest is meager, impacted in particular by an insect, carmenta sp, which ravages the plantations of the region. Since the beginning of the year, Passiona…