We supply raw, fermented and roasted single-origin Trinitario cacao beans. For inquiries, please contact Jason Banico. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Email: jason at davao dot com dot au
DAVAO Cacao is 100% single origin cacao, processed by Chokolate de San Isidro, Inc. (CSII) from the Davao Region, Philippines.
San Isidro is a municipality in Davao del Norte, Philippines, known for its cacao production. It has approximately 4,000 hectares of cacao and is known for significantly contributing to the supply of beans for the entire Philippines.
Chokolate de San Isidro was carved out of the town’s vision of bringing together the stakeholders of San Isidro’s cacao industry with the aim of becoming one of the regions’ major contributors to global cacao trading. It is a social enterprise, incorporating farmer cooperatives, local investors, marketers and cocoa liquor or tablea-producing households.
Our Core Values
Sustainability. True to our mission of promoting Davao Cacao to the world and advocating for equitable growth in the countryside, Chokolate de San Isidro is instrumental in bringing stability to cacao trading by ensuring that farmers get fair value from their produce.
Quality. Beans are carefully selected and processed to conform to the Philippine Cacao Bean Standard. In Europe and in the US, our cacao beans are used for gourmet chocolates.
Consistency. CSII’s cocoa liquor is preferred by chefs, food processors and chocolatiers, with the distinction as one of the finest in the Philippine market today.
Innovation. CSII put premium in building partnerships with stakeholders and clients to develop and improve our products with high value added.
The Rainforest Alliance
San Isidro is undergoing certification under the Rainforest Alliance. It will soon be able to carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal. These standards conserve biodiversity, ensure that soils, waterways and wildlife habitat is protected and that farm workers enjoy decent housing, access to medical care and schools for their children. Farms must commit to a process of continuous improvement and are audited each year in order to maintain their certification. By shopping for products bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, consumers can support a healthy environment and help to improve the quality of life for farm families. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit their website.
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