Our farmers also grow their produce strictly organic. This ensures a high biodiversity. Organic quality is especially important for chocolates’s taste. No pesticides are used in the sustainable cultivation of Lovechock cacao (Skal 025561).
Production in Ecuador
The benefit of buying direct trade is that our cacao mass is locally produced in Ecuador. The processing of raw chocolate is very special and sensitive, such as short temperature controlled fermentation, a strict qualitative pre-selection of the beans, and special drying conditions. Our Ecuadorian partner is a cocoa specialist because of the country's know-how and long cocoa tradition. Cocao was even founded in Ecuador.
Also we can help the country even more economically this way, because they can add more value in the production process. The raw cocoa mass is then shipped to our factory in Heerhugowaard, near Amsterdam.