Video message from a cocoa plantation in Ecuador
message to customer
My name is Uri and I coordinate the production of MAMANO chocolate in Ecuador.
I witness from the cocoa bean harvest to the product form until MAMANO chocolate is made, and ensure that it is a chocolate that uses only the most fragrant and tastiest cocoa beans from Ecuador.
Smallholder cocoa trees are cultivated in pure nature without the use of chemicals.
Our smallholders are made up of indigenous Quechuas, and selling cocoa beans is their main source of income.
They earn higher than normal market prices from us and are therefore grateful for our motivation to improve their social situation.
It is very important and very happy to communicate directly with customers from chocolate farmers.
We believe that MAMANO Chocolate is a great benefit for our customers, farmers and everyone involved, in the sense that eating delicious chocolate can help protect the rainforest and support small Amazon farmers.thank you.
My name is Uli and I am coordinating the elaboration of Mamano-chocolate in Ecuador.
I attend the product form harvesting the cocoa-beans until the ready made chocolate and I can guarantee that in the chocolate enters only cocoa beans from the most tasty cocoa vanities of fine flavor cocoa from Ecuador.
The cocoa trees of our small farmers grow naturally without any chemicals and surrounded by pure nature.
Our small farmers are indigenous people form the Kichwa-tribe, their main income is selling cocoa beans.
From us they get much higher prices than in the usual markets so they appreciate a lot our motivation to ameliorate their social situation.
Personally I am very happy and I think it´s very important to communicate directly form the chocolate farms to you.
I think with Mamano-chocolate everybody wins, while you are eating delicious chocolate we help to protect the rainforest and support small farmers of the Amazon.
Thank you a lot Mamano !!
How is the quality of cocoa beans this year?
The quality of the cacao is excellent. We have introduced a new drying system that uses renewable solar energy. It makes it possible to reduce the impact on climate change and produce high quality products.
The quality of the cocoa is excellent. As we implemented a new drying system using renewable sun-energy, permitting to reduce the effect on climeate change obtaining a high quality product.
What is the difficulty of growing arriba cocoa?
Alibaba cacao is known to have a high-quality and rich scent in Ecuador (← Artidona, a place name in the Amazon region) and the Amazon.The main difficulty in growing Nacional cacao is the disease (monilia and witch-broom).
We grow cocoa on an agroforestry system called "chakras", which reduces the incidence of diseases during cocoa cultivation. For that reason, we get high quality cocoa. Is done.
And small farmers in Alibaba cocoa benefit from growing cocoa with the highest quality scents.
Arriba-cocoa is known as fine and aromatic in the Amaozon and in Archidona.
This national cocoa that we cultivate has it a main difficulty in the pests as monilia ans witch-broom.
We are sultivating our cocoa in agro-forestry systems called chakras in this way.
we reduce the incidence of the sicknesses in cocoa sulture,
So we obtain a very high quality product with strong demand,
So we are benefiting the small farmers encouraging them to go on cultivating fine-flavor cocoa.