Vitaliano (from the front of our bar) and I on his cocoa farm today at a profit share meeting. I’ve been visiting him for over 8 years.
Yoga before business. Me with my Del Tambo, Ecuador farmer friends in the cocoa trees this morning.
The Del Tambo farmers made me a chocolate bar!
Our Del Tambo beans right out of the pod just now.
Comparing our current batch to one made 7 years ago is a perfect example of how Direct Trade gives us a perspective that buying beans from brokers would not allow.
I spent time with our lead farmer, Vitaliano Saravia, at his farm yesterday.
Del Tambo, Ecuador is known for their oranges. Can’t believe I’ve not had one until today.
Container ship. Guayaquil Ecuador.