Chocolate & Confectionery
Original Beans is an award-winning premium chocolate and conservation company founded on the simple idea that what we consume we must replenish.
Original Beans engages consumers to join in direct rainforest conservation...after you have fallen in love with one of the world’s finest chocolates. Original Beans allows you to treat yourself to the chocolate from the rarest of cocao beans aswel as putting something back into the farms and the threatened rainforests. For every bar brought, a tree is planted by the farmers of original beans chocolate in an attempt to promote diversity and rejuvenate the forest.
Recently Original Beans have also been audited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association in the UK and have been approved as the first chocolate company under their sustainability crieteria.
Business Week has called Original Beans a company that is ‘making the world better through chocolate.’
From the ground-up Original Beans has developed the first-ever single-origin cacao from war-torn Eastern Congo. Cacao is grown in the buffer zone of Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest nature reserve and home of the last Mountain Gorillas.
Thousands of farmers are currently involved in growing organic cacao and replanting trees. Organizing sustainable cacao production in this remote, hilly landscape is challenging. Original Beans’ works with Wheels for Life foundation to deliver bikes for cacao transport, sometimes across rivers with mere tree trunk bridges.Learn More
Product Code: ORGINALBEANS06
At the cutting edge of the growing trend for top quality darker milk chocolate, Original Beans presents a sublimely blended and long-conched milk chocolate made from one of the ‘darkest’ original cacao beans.
Ecuador’s “Arriba” bean is highly appreciated for its superior fine flavour, but its existence is being threatened by the propagation and promotion of the industrial cacao hybrid CCN51. Original Beans’ conservation effort in alliance with small producer cooperatives in the Esmeraldas region is aimed at conserving the original Arriba cacao and protecting the rainforests in which this original bean thrives.Learn More
Product Code: ORGINALBEANS07