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The Faces Behind Fair Trade

Name: Juan de La Cruz Ribera de Mar Finca: La Nicolasa (named after his mother) Comunidad: Campesina Cesar Vallejo Palo Blanco, Chulucanas Altitude: 235 Meters above sea level Hectares: 2 Arboles: 2,000 native or criollo cacao trees Years growing cacao:…

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The road to Piura Blanco

The mission was simple, the journey, not at all. In the bouncy seats of the tuk tuk, visions of verdant green patches and dry forest outcroppings flashed by. We were just two hours from the city of Piura, but we…

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The Peruvian Cacao Difference

When the world consumes cacao–in chocolate, cocoa, nibs, and more–more than 70% of that comes from West Africa. In terms of diversity, that’s akin to tasting just one or two varieties of grapes, rather than sipping the full spectrum of…

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