Kokoa Kamili Co-op works with nearly 3,000 smallholder farmers in Kilombero, Mogorogo region of Tanzania. Most of the farms are small, just between 0.5-2 acres of cocoa. Kokoa Kamili pays a premium–well above the market rate–to farmers for their ‘wet’ cocoa, and conducts its own fermentation and drying. By taking over the fermentation and drying process, Kokoa Kamili can produce more consistently higher quality cocoa beans while simultaneously giving farmers a reduced workload, along with greater compensation. After fermentation and drying, their beans are hand-sorted before packed into jute sacks. Kokoa Kamili also distributes cocoa seedlings to farmers in the community. and they have aided in the planting of over 140,000 trees in the past three years. This blend is quite fruity! You will pick up notes of cherries, berries, raisins, plums, & a slight lemon tang on a nice bright chocolate background.