Venezuela

Carupano, Sucre
10°33’46.2”N
63°10’41.3”W

Cacao San José is a family business that has been growing cocoa in Venezuela since 1830. The company's goal is to promote economic prosperity and long-term business relationships, contributing to social well-being and sustainable development. They do this, for example, by helping to create educational programs for children from communities in the surrounding areas and by promoting entrepreneurship. For Cacao San José, the quality of their cocoa goes hand in hand with their aim of having a positive social impact and with their work on the family plantation to preserve the genetic variety of cocoa. It is this commitment that led us to build a long-term partnership with them in 2016. Our desire to forge a lasting relationship is stronger than ever, despite the political and economic crisis facing Venezuela today.

2016 Partnership signature

Length of partnership : 10 years

25 years Exclusive rights

over the cocoa varieties from the plantation we are creating together

180 Producers

2017

Co-financing of a new collection center in Sur del Lago, enabling us to guarantee the traceability and quality of the cocoa

25 year commitment to create a plantation with rare local cocoa varieties

20Ha new plantation

4 varieties

of local cocoa planted in the new plantation