In recent years, Colombian cocoa has managed to make a name for itself around the world and be known as a benchmark for quality. Markets that consume large quantities of this product such as Europe and North America have been seduced by our crops and cocoa quickly begins to occupy an important place in export statistics, getting near coffee itself.
The interesting thing about this phenomenon is that colombians have always coexisted throughout history with this precious and delicious fruit. However, like it happened with coffee, the best of each crop has been destined for exportations leaving lower-quality cacao for the domestic market.
That’s why colombians are used to the taste of industrial chocolates, overloaded with milk and other ingredients that completely hide the complex flavors of this food. The bulk of the population, still conceives chocolate as a basic product used for breakfast, dessert, to entertain children or relieve a depressed spirit.
However, thanks to the international rising of Colombian cocoa, the attention of local consumers begins to focus on a movement of artisan producers who with great effort, dedication and affection have gained a place in the most important shelves and supermarkets.
If you love chocolate (like 99% of the world’s population), discovering Colombian cacao is a memorable experience introduces you to the protagonist of a culinary and agricultural revolution that is transforming the lives of many people throughout the country.
In many regions, strucked in the past by armed conflict and drug trafficking, cocoa has become a crop of hope that brings prosperity and development, thanks to growing international demand. According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), the demand for this product is so high that by 2020 a global shortage is expected, an opportunity we hope Colombian growers will use to keep pushing to reach the top!
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