As a consumer, you should know that through out history, most of the cacao beans grown in the world have been exported away from the origin countries. Cacao was grown in Latin America , Africa , and Asia , and then sent to Europe and the U.S. - thus the reputation of chocolate coming from Belgium and Switzerland was created when indeed the true origin of cacao is +/- 20 degrees of the equator.
sweetriot worked very hard to find our original partner in Latin America. We believe in having a direct connection with the cacao countries where beans are grown and where farmers are creating their livelihoods. We are extremely excited to be teaming up with our friends at Fair Trade USA. sweetriot supports fair trade and sourcing exclusively in Latin America which directly supports a better life for farming families through fair prices and direct trade. We want to create opportunities not only for farmers and fair bean pricing but also for the production of product in the country of origin.