THE CACAO FARMS

We are often not introduced to this part of the process- the grower. With their expert knowledge and commitment to growing the best cacao- we are the lucky ones that benefit from the fruits of their labour. Below are some photos from the farms that is used for Loctoa Chocolate.

BAR : GUATEMALA LACHUA 70% DARK GUATEMALA LACHUA 52.5% MILK

FARM: LACHUA, GUATEMALA

VARIETY: TRINATARIO

SOURCE: UNCOMMON CACAO

Laguna Lachuá is a large pristine cenote lake deemed a national park in 1976 and a Ramsar site in 2006. The “Eco-region Lachuá” around the lake is home to Q’eqchi’ Maya families, many of whom live off grid and rely on production of cacao, honey, cardamom, corn and other crops for their livelihoods.

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BAR: GUATEMALA CHIMELB 70% DARK

FARM: CHIMELB, GUATEMALA

VARIETY: TRINATARIO

SOURCE: UNCOMMON CACAO

Finca Chimelb is a magnificent private farm in Lanquín, Alta Verapaz. Its scale is unparalleled in the region: the farm spans 4,500 hectares, 2,298 of which are natural and planted forest protected by the farm. Chimelb is the largest cacao farm in Alta Verapaz, at 250 hectares of cacao cultivation, and also grows specialty coffee, rubber, eucalyptus, and pine.

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