Single Origin Chocolate: Bolivia
Bolivia is not the first country to come to mind when thinking about chocolate, but it soon will be. Smallholder farming collectives & indigenous producers are combining efforts with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, along with chocolate manufacturers looking to expand into new territories, to grow the region into a more-avaiable option. Because of the lesser availability, Bolivian cacao is often sourced via direct-trade with the farmers & indigenous people, some of which are the only farming the cacao at this point in time. The indigenous communities play a massive part in Bolivia’s agricultural sector, and through these partnerships, cacao production is only expected to grow, all in a sustainable fashion.
Reference: F.A.O. (2019). Bolivia’s Sweet New Industry
Located in central South America, Bolivia is home of breathtaking scenery, intense landscapes & of course, cocoa. Bolivian cacao is not as available as other origins throughout South America, although Felchlin Swiss Noble Couverture works directly with two farms in Bolivia, one of which readily available, the other upon request!