Taza's First Cacao Harvest in Haiti

July 30, 2015 1 Comment

We love lifting up positive examples of Haitians empowering themselves to build a brighter future for themselves and their country. As you know, proceeds from your purchases have been used to create sustainable models for recovery since the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Great promise lies in the northern, rural areas of Haiti, where small farmers continue to develop new livelihoods. We are so excited to learn about our partner Taza's efforts to work for Haitian-led economic justice!

Alex Whitmore, Taza's founder, and Jesse Last, sourcing manager, recently traveled to Haiti, where they finalized the first purchase ever made by a U.S. chocolate maker of organic, premium Haitian cacao! The beans are currently in transit and will arrive at Taza in late July. Soon, this delicious Haitian cacao will begin appearing in many of the stone-ground chocolate treats you’ve come to know and love, including Amaze bars and chocolate Mexicano discs. 

Watch the video below and learn about these small farmers' first harvest of cacao headed to the United States to be used in making Taza stone-ground chocolate bars.

Read Jesse's blog to learn more about this new direct-trade relationship and the impact Taza hopes to make. 

1 Response

Davouce michel
Davouce michel

May 16, 2016

I work for whole foods, we are driving back from a tour of your facility in Cambridge as I am whiting this comment, I am so exiting you guys sourcing cacao from Haiti. I can’t wait to try some of that product from Haiti

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