Limited Release bars are our way of sharing the incredible fine flavor cacao that the Goodnow Farms team receives from farmers all over the world. Although they aren’t able to visit these farms personally we’re so impressed with the quality and incredible flavors that they had to turn the beans into chocolate. As with all our bars these are made with cocoa butter we freshly press from the same beans we use to make the bars. We make only one batch of each of origin, so they’re only available for a limited time.
We loved this cacao when we first tried it, and were extremely impressed with the fair and equitable way it’s produced.
Semuliki cacao is produced by the Latitude Trade Company, an Ugandan registered social enterprise owned and managed by Jeff Steinberg. Originally from the US, Jeff has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa for the past 5 years as a consultant on program design and impact evaluation for companies and public-sector actors working with smallholder farmers throughout the region.
The company employs four core management staff hailing from all corners of the country for procurement and operating the processing facility. Local farmers are engaged for mobilization of farmers and collection of fresh cocoa during harvest days. They also make their own chocolate, adding value and increasing the compensation for farmers.
In each agricultural area, community members and leaders are engaged and paid for their regular assistance in mobilizing farmers as well as coordinating harvest and weighing. Most local farmers have 1-2 hectares of cacao trees either owned as family land or leased from other farmers. Wet cocoa is purchased from over 500 contracted smallholder farmers.
55g / 1.94oz