Enver and Rodney started making chocolate and founded Chocolatemakers. They produce sustainable solar-powered and emission-free chocolate in their factory in the Amsterdam Cocoa Port. Considering that approximately 70% of the taste of chocolate comes from the bean, Chocolatemakers think it’s only logical to pay a fair and good price for their cacoa. Chocolatemakers pays twice the price of the Fairtrade standard so that farmers have enough money for a good livelihood.
The terroir, the climate and the way of harvesting, fermenting and drying all have a huge impact on the taste of the chocolate. For Cholatemakers, it’s all about the perfect taste thanks to their sustainable cocoa chain. The cocoa bean is the seed of the cocoa fruit and Chocolatemakers works directly with the farmers’ cooperatives in all their origins and are involved with their cocoa from the moment the bean is still hanging from the tree.
The cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic and Colombia travel solely on wind power (with no CO2 emissions!) for four months on the sailing ship Tres Hombres to Amsterdam. The beans are transformed into delicious chocolate bars in a solar powered factory. Within Amsterdam Chocolatemakers transports the chocolate bars by electric carrier bicycles from Foodlogica. And twice a year the Schokofahrt takes place, when thousands of bars are transported to Germany, also by carrier bicycle!
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