CacaoEsperanza

Direct importer of Ecuadorian heirloom 'Nacional' cacao

Boston, Massachusetts

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Announcement    ‘Sueños’, which translates to ‘dreams’ in English, is the name of Yamile Roldan’s farm in Puerto Quito, Ecuador. The ‘dream’ realized at Finca Sueños (and by the farming families of the Asociación Nueva Esperanza organic cooperative) is to conserve through cultivation rare heirloom ‘Nacional’ cacao varieties. ‘Nacional’ cacao is native to the Northwestern Amazon and has been grown in this region for thousands of years. ‘Nacional’ varieties are low-yielding and comprise only ~5% of Ecuador’s current cacao crop, but this heirloom cacao is world-renowned for its exceptional aromas and flavors, and lack of bitterness. All Nueva Esperanza families are committed to growing heirloom Nacional varieties with organic, agro-ecological methods that are regenerative for environmental and human health.

I directly import cacao grown with love from Finca Sueños and other Nueva Esperanza Cooperative farmers to Boston, where I make small-batch vegan dark chocolates with a seasonally-changing variety of dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

We hope you enjoy eating and sharing these chocolates as much as the Sueños and Nueva Esperanza team enjoy caring for the trees, harvesting, fermenting and roasting the beans, and creating delicious treats.

Find out more here: https://www.suenoschocolate.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2021

‘Sueños’, which translates to ‘dreams’ in English, is the name of Yamile Roldan’s farm in Puerto Quito, Ecuador. The ‘dream’ realized at Finca Sueños (and by the farming families of the Asociación Nueva Esperanza organic cooperative) is to conserve through cultivation rare heirloom ‘Nacional’ cacao varieties. ‘Nacional’ cacao is native to the Northwestern Amazon and has been grown in this region for thousands of years. ‘Nacional’ varieties are low-yielding and comprise only ~5% of Ecuador’s current cacao crop, but this heirloom cacao is world-renowned for its exceptional aromas and flavors, and lack of bitterness. All Nueva Esperanza families are committed to growing heirloom Nacional varieties with organic, agro-ecological methods that are regenerative for environmental and human health.

I directly import cacao grown with love from Finca Sueños and other Nueva Esperanza Cooperative farmers to Boston, where I make small-batch vegan dark chocolates with a seasonally-changing variety of dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

We hope you enjoy eating and sharing these chocolates as much as the Sueños and Nueva Esperanza team enjoy caring for the trees, harvesting, fermenting and roasting the beans, and creating delicious treats.

Find out more here: https://www.suenoschocolate.com/

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75% w/ Sea Salt

$8.50

Lori Shapiro

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About CacaoEsperanza

Sales 441
On Etsy since 2010

5km from the town of Puerto Quito is Finca Sueños. Here, Yamile Roldan grows rare Nacional variety heirloom cacao beneath the shade of native rainforest trees using biodynamic cultivation methods. From this farm, Yamile and local chocolatiers process their unique, small-batch artisanal chocolates with love and reverence for each other and the natural world.

Shop members

  • Lori Shapiro

    Owner

    Biologist and big fan of food. Committed to preserving rare crop plant varieties, and producing exceptional chocolate that is sustainable and healthy for both the growers and the natural environment.

  • Yamile Roldan

    Owner

    Owner and operator of Finca Sueños, a farm in Puerto Quito, Ecuador committed to producing the finest Nacional variety cacao, supporting local farmers, and conserving the natural environment.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 25, 2019
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Find out more here:
https://sites.google.com/view/la-capital-del-chocolate/home
http://cacaofincasuenos.com/

We are happy to process cancellations before shipment. However, we are unable to accept returns or exchanges unless there is an extenuating reason. If there is a problem with an order please contact me and I will be happy to try and rectify the situation.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Unfortunately I am not able to accept returns or exchanges. I hope you are thrilled with your purchase, but please contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your support!