The idea for Original Beans was born when a German conservation entrepreneur, a Dutch fair trade pioneer, and an American organic food marketer met in 2006.
The company’s vision follows in the footsteps of founder/CEO Philipp Kauffmann‘s family heritage. His direct forefather, Georg Ludwig Hartig, helped coin the term sustainability (“Nachhaltigkeit” in German) and in 1791 wrote that “any wise forest management must use the forest in such a way that generations thereafter can draw at least as much advantage from it as the presently living generation has.”
The people behind Original Beans are coming together across countries drawn by a shared passion for sustainable farming, delicious food, and the conservation of our world’s threatened rainforest. Business Week has called Original Beans a company that is ‘making the world better through chocolate.’