This 75% Dark Chocolate features cacao from Haiti PISA and Brew for Impact coffee from Haiti farmers, as well (roasted by Kaldis’s). The specific blend of coffee offers more than meets the eye – the proceeds for this coffee go towards building and purchasing homes in North Saint Louis. The blend of coffee also helps fund local contractors to conduct the work. They then provide these safe, stable homes for families and follow up with seminars that focus on their needs.
Bringing an accessible and bold flavor to the cacao world isn’t the only thing Produits Des Iles SA (PISA) is doing. PISA launched their centralized processing facility in 2014, which was a revolutionary change for the way the cacao industry worked in Haiti, offering the first high quality Haitian cacao to the US market. Through private sector innovation, PISA partnered with farmers to give them what they really needed: pricing transparency, a consistent market, and an elimination of risk. Today, PISA still provides smallholder farmers access to the specialty cacao market by purchasing wet cacao, centrally fermenting it, and selling it at a higher price for its higher quality. PISA is poised to bring affordable organic beans to the craft chocolate market with an approachable flavor profile of classic chocolate, blueberries, caramel, and vanilla. We partner with PISA to support systems change and reduce structural inequities in Haiti, while acknowledging that the end goal for economic justice has yet to be met and will require long-term partnership across the chocolate value chain. (uncommoncacao.org)