“Hacienda Elvesia” was founded by Swiss settlers. Around 60 people there live from the cultivation of Criollo and Trinitario cacao on the Dominican peninsula Samaná. Elvesia Dominican Republic Couvertures adhere to the highest standards for organically grown produce. They are free of synthetic products, pesticides, herbicides and artificial fertilisers. Dominican Republic is also the origin of the organic cacao butter we use for our organic couvertures.