Updated: 09. May 2022
A new processing center for fermentation and drying of cacao is being built in Galaxia at the Rio Fundacion river. The center enables the process of cacao in this region and improves the quality of graded cacao beans.
Hernan, leader of the Arhuaco cacao project, rescues several rare heirloom Bunsi cacaos in the rainforests of the Sierra Nevada on a 3 day field trip.
50 new families in remote villages on the Rio Fundacion river are included in the organic certification process.
Together with the high school in Bunkwimake, our Bean Team raises and plants 700 seedlings of native trees.
Our Bean Team distributes cacao seedlings from the nursery in Katanzama to over 20 cacao farming families.
Our partners install a new drying infrastructure in Perico Agua with the support of IDH Cocoa Origins project.
Our Bean Team sets up a nursery for 5.000 cacao seedlings in Katanzma.
External audit and successful certification of the first organic certification project with smallholder growers in Colombia – ever!
Our partners identify an ultra-rare old criollo mother stock tree deep inside the Sierra Nevada.
Our partner AsoArhuaco wins the Silver medal in the Cacao de Oro competition as the second-best cacao in Colombia.
Our partners begin the organic certification process.
Our Bean Team pays a visit with our friends from CAN to bring ‘Little Sun Solar’ to the Arhuaco Community.
Our partners plants 2.400 tree in 3 community-run nurseries.
Our partner installs an irrigation system for 2 Ha of cacao at the high school in Bunkwimake.
The Arhuaco processes their cacao for the first time directly and by themselves.
Our cacao growers plant 10.000 cacao and native shade trees.
The central purchasing center of the Arhaucos in Perico Aguao is being built.
First export of Arhauco cacao, fermented and dried by our local partner.
Our Original Beans ‘Bean Team’ member Jan Schubert pays his first visit to the Arhuaco territory of Sierra Nevada.
Visit the complete timeline of this project.
Heights of sweet spices, liquorice and sesame rise gently in this select tribal cacao made according to ancient Arhuaco tribal traditions that are designed to maintain the world’s natural harmony.