Founded in 2013, Krakakoa has already trained over 1,000 farmers in topics such as organic farming, fermentation and dealing with diseased plants. “Empowering farmers” is their motto – we think it’s great!
Krakakoa: Fair prices, fair beans
Indonesia is the third largest cocoa exporter in the world. Aside from the quantity, the Indonesian cocoa industry hasn't been particularly great so far: dumping prices, low-quality cocoa beans and a lack of knowledge among farmers were some of the problems that Krakakoa identified and addressed. How? With workshops, tools and fair prices for good beans. All farmers from whom they source their beans have to take part in a series of workshops in which they learn farming methods and environmental protection measures. In this way, the productivity of small Indonesian cocoa farms can be increased enormously. This not only improves the quality of the cocoa beans, but also the quality of life of farmers.
Pretty chocolate from Krakakoa ©Krakakoa
The founders of Krakakoa believe in excellent quality, really good craftsmanship, respectful treatment of the environment and that people must be able to make a living from their work. We think that's great! And the chocolate they make tastes at least as great and is characterized by cocoa and fruity notes.
Krakaoa Farmer harvesting ©Krakakoa
If you would like to find out more about Krakakoa and their tree-to-bar principle, click here . Bean-to-bar, tree-to-bar, farmer-to-bar – you only understand Bah(r)nhof? Look no further – here we explain to you what the topic is all about and why it is so important! By the way, you can discover the wonderful chocolates from the Indonesian tree-to-bar manufacturer here .
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