Cocoa from Peru - the Norandino Cooperative

Norandino is an agricultural cooperative to which 30 farmers' associations in northern Peru belong. The cultivation of cocoa is very important to the farmers in Peru. Coffee and sugar cane are also grown - all organic, of course. The farms of the cooperative are located in the coastal area, in the mountains and in the rainforest of northern Peru.

Cocoa from northern Peru

The cooperative was founded in 1995. Today it has over 7,000 members who grow cocoa on a total area of ​​430 hectares. Despite the now considerable size, Norandino 's philosophy is still very much in focus: to work for fair trade with solidarity, transparency and democracy and together form a strong voice for farmers.

Cocoa from Peru: the Norandino cooperative Cocoa from Peru: the Norandino cooperative

Agroforestry for a better climate

Through the organization in the cooperative, the farmers can, for example, further develop cultivation methods technically. In order to deal productively with climate change, the members and their programs are currently focusing on agroforestry. Expertise in areas such as logistics and export is also made available to all members. In this way, Norandino can boost regional development and position itself sustainably on the international market with cocoa from Peru.

And how does it taste?

Curious about how Norandino beans taste? Then we recommend a tablet by Goodio from Helsinki . Particularly exciting at Goodio: they work with "raw", i.e. unroasted, cocoa beans. This gives the chocolates a very special taste, they are very fruity. In addition, Goodio works with an old grinding technique, the stone mill. The combination of unroasted cocoa beans that have only been stone ground make the chocolates something very special. Goodio also uses delicious "inclusions" such as chai or coffee, which perfectly complement the fruitiness of the unroasted beans.

GOODIO chocolate team from Helsinki
GOODIO team from Helsinki ©GOODIO

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