The Fijian Cacao Bean Story
Five years ago the She team had a burning inspiration to visit a cacao plantation. A wonderful inspiring story unfolded from their first visit to the Namou Brothers Organic Cacao Gardens in Fiji. Our hearts were so touched from this first visit that we were determined to continue supporting this Cacao farming region.
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The Tailevu province in Fiji 7 years ago produced over 100 tonnes of Cacao, now they produce about 10 tonnes. The farmers were not able to receive a sustainable income from the crop and had to leave their farms.
Our objective is to work with the central co-op and re-activate these beautiful farms where the trees are still producing, but only the birds are enjoying the fruits!!!
At the moment we buy beans from one farm, roast them and rolled them in organic French coverture chocolate, creating a decadent super food: Chocolate Rolled Fijian Cacao Beans
We have also created the Bula bean, a creamy ganache, held in a chocolate shell, infused with Fijian vanilla and cacao nibs from the farm.
The Co-ops ninety-two farmers are all inspired to return to working their farms, and it is important that they deliver a high quality product, we open a market for this product in New Zealand and they receive a fair trade price for their beans. This will mean hard work and discipline on their part and support, expertise and building a new market on ours. It is an enriching uplifting and inspiring project, where hearts can truly meet and together deliver
a beautiful product that is about nurturing a wholeness
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