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Tres Hombres Chocolate Bar

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  • Dark chocolate with roasted cocoa nibs and extremely dark (100%) chocolate from Chocolatemakers. A unique taste experience made with Trinitario cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic. The cocoa beans for this special bar are brought to the quay in Amsterdam by the sailing ship Tres Hombres from the Caribbean on wind power. By eating this chocolate, you support the Tres Hombres and choose for sustainable transport!

    For Chocolatemakers, it’s all about the perfect taste thanks to a sustainable ‘bean to bar’ cocoa chain. The cocoa beans for this bar are from the Conacado, a cooperative that represents 10,000 small-scale cocoa farmers and has initiated the shift to well-fermented organic and Fairtrade cocoa for customers with high quality standards. They have built large installations on the island in seven regions where the cocoa is taken to be fermented and dried under constant quality control.

    All cocoa beans are bought directly from farmers’ cooperatives and are certified organic. This means that the cocoa comes from organic farmers who only work with organic raw materials on the plantations. Without chemicals and harmful pesticides.

    Organic cocoa ensures good biodiversity on the plantations in two ways: it improves the organic matter content of the soil, which keeps the soil life at a certain level and improves the water balance of the soil. It also requires the planting of shade trees, creating niches for birds and insects!

    The surcharge supports educational programmes and training for farmers and makes Conacado an important player for small farmers in the Dominican Republic.

    The dark chocolate contains a minimum of 75% cocoa solids and the extremely pure bar 100%.

    Packaging
    The chocolate bars are packed in grease-proof paper printed with bio-ink. The inner wrapper is paper with cellulose, to prolong the shelf life of the chocolate. Cellulose resembles plastic, but it is made from plant-based materials and can therefore go straight into the compost heap.

About the brand

Chocolatemakers

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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