MAMANO (Coataro Co., Ltd./Representative Director: Kotaro Ezawa / Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo), a fair trade chocolate shop specializing in Alibaba cacao, is scheduled from September 1st (Tuesday) to September 4th (Friday), 2015. We will visit Ecuador's Alibaba cacao producing area, chocolate factory in Quito, etc.
Since its founding in February 2013, MAMANO has been a fair trade chocolate shop specializing in Alibaba cacao, providing customers with the finest chocolates, while protecting the local nature of Ecuador and Amazon and improving the living standards of producers (indigenous Kechuans). We have also been working on.
This visit will be new for both producers (Ketua) and manufacturers (MAMANO) by interacting with producers, engaging in pesticide-free natural farming (chakura farming), and visiting chocolate factories. I would like to create a win-win mechanism.
■ Schedule (Ecuador time)
August 31 (Monday) Arrival in Guayaquil, Ecuador
September 1st (Tuesday) Aromas del Ecuador Participation in cacao chocolate matching event
Moved to Tena on Wednesday, September 2nd. Visit the farm by car.
Moved to Kito on Thursday, September 3rd. Visited the chocolate factory and the Japanese Embassy.
Visited the chocolate factory on Friday, September 4th. Returning to Japan
■ What is MAMANO?
A chocolate shop specializing in alibaka cacao, a rare species of about 2% in the world
The store name "MAMANO" has the meaning of "mother's hand".
The name of the store is based on the image of the original species of cacao (mother of cacao) called aliba cacao and the mama of a cacao farmer in Ecuador.
[Contact for inquiries regarding this matter]
Company name: Kotaro Co., Ltd.
Person in charge: Kotaro Ezawa
TEL ： 03-6441-2744