Bean-to-Bar

Rare Chocolate: Macao Movement and the Solomon Islands

Seltene Schokolade: Macao Movement und die Salomonen
Malou and her team produce bean-to-bar , meaning from the bean to the bar. From carefully selected ingredients and under socially and ecologically fair conditions, Macao Movement produces great chocolate and, incidentally, also promotes women in the chocolate sector. Why is this important? Find out now!

women in cocoa cultivation

So far, women have done a large part of the work in the cocoa industry, but have little influence. They are usually paid less than men and in some countries even have no right to own land. You will soon find out more about the empowerment of women in the cocoa industry here on our blog!

Gründerin Malou von Macao Movement Founder Malou of Macao Movement Chocolate ©Macao Movement

Back to the origin

For founder Malou Dronkers, her journey into the world of chocolate began in Costa Rica. There she realized that she really knew little about the origin and creation of chocolate. So she went in search, driven by a great curiosity and desire for stories: stories about taste, cocoa plantations, social justice, past and future. Eventually she decided to make the chocolate industry a fairer place and founded Macao Movement .

The first step to chocolate: drying cocoa beans ©Unsplash The first step to chocolate: drying cocoa beans ©Unsplash

Macau Movement

Macao Movement buys beans directly from farmers. Their names are even on the packaging of the chocolate products. Hardly anything more transparent! And not only Malous chocolates come from the Solomon Islands. A variant of our Cool Beans also comes from the Solomon Islands, more precisely from Agnes Pilopaso's farm.
Since September 2019 you can visit Malou and her team at “CHOCOLA LA LAND” in Amsterdam. Not only delicious chocolate products are produced there, but also events are held: workshops, tastings and cozy evenings with music, stories and of course homemade cocoa. Malou remains true to itself when it comes to transparent, fair enjoyment and exciting stories behind the cocoa.
Sounds exciting? You can always find Macao Movement chocolates in our shop! #staytuned

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