Auro Chocolate believes that great cocoa beans begins with having the right partners. That’s why we are committed to building sustainable partnerships that empower local cocoa farming individuals and cooperatives to continuously improve both the quality and quantity of their cocoa beans and the thriving communities they come from. We don't simply impose standards and protocols. We have a dedicated team that works closely with farmers on the ground, assesses the particular issues they face, and helps them attain the necessary tools and skills they need to achieve success.
We purchase all of our beans exclusively from our partners. And we only partner with farmers who want to sell their beans exclusively to us. Since we offer significant price premiums above local market price, full transparency and traceability in our entire supply chain are essential to ensure that farmers are directly benefiting from these premiums and are therefore able to invest in their farms and communities. It’s important for us to see where the cacao is grown, to know the farmers who cultivate them and develop lasting relationships founded on mutual trust, accountability and transparency. Rather than simply working with them, we treat farmers and cooperatives as key partners and reward them as such. We are passionate about producing premium products in a sustainable way because we know it matters not only to us, but to you as well.