Unwrap our Chocolate down to the roots
We've upped our game by honing our processes from the cacao tree all the way up to our chocolate bars. Discover how we make chocolate the "TCHO" way.
Better beans to make better chocolate.
A simple concept but a complex process – when we started out, we discovered quickly that there were many challenges to sourcing great cacao consistently.
- Most cacao farmers have never tasted chocolate, even fewer have tasted chocolate made from their own cacao beans. Crazy, right?!
- Most cacao farmers aren’t paid enough to make a decent living, let alone invest in their cacao crops and processes: new drying beds, fermentation boxes, lab equipment, and more.
- The lack of tools and know-how is the main barrier to increasing the quality of cacao produced.
Like we said, complex. So how do we overcome these challenges? The answer is TCHO Source.
TCHO Source is our one-of-a-kind program that addresses this exact gap in understanding. We partner with cacao farmers, cooperatives, and cocoa research institutes around the globe, with the goal to produce the best cacao beans possible. TCHO Source helps supply the tools and training needed, so our partners can become experts at both flavor analysis and cacao production, while earning a better living. TCHO Source is made up of 3 key components: