Visit the Mashpi Artesanal Cacao Farm

Mashpi Chocolates EcuadorThe Mashpi agroecological farm is a company dedicated to the production and marketing of delicious artisanal chocolate from the region. Mashpi Farms is committed to the production of artisanal chocolate from "plant to the bar", who also seek to perpetuate sustainable forms of traditional agriculture—Choosing artisanal chocolate supports social and ecological sustainability in the Ecuadorian "choco" forests.

Mashpi is an agroecological farm located 500 meters above sea level, in the foothills of the majestic Western Andes mountain range of Ecuador and their farm has an area of over 100 acres. Starting from the perspective of sustainable agriculture, fair trade initiatives, and deep respect for nature, Mashpi aims to use the best Organic cacao to showcase the distinctive flavors and aromas of the National Cacao of Ecuador. Their handmade process brings out the unique ecological and tropical flavors unique to the region. Mashpi Farms offers a wide variety of irresistible flavored chocolate bars mixed with exotic native tropical fruits & flavors.

If you are interested, you can visit the farm where you will learn about agroforestry—you will have the ability to see everything close up and know the fruits, plants, and flowers. They will also explain the history and culture of the cacao crop which dates back thousands of years. You will also learn about the benefits of agroforestry and its role as a biological corridor and how it benefits the many native animals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh and refreshing cacao fruit right off the tree. In their workshop, you will also learn about the production processes for making first-class chocolate. There are other recreational activities available on the farm which include forest walks, visits to waterfalls, and adventure sports.

So, if you are in the area or want to plan a visit, feel free to contact the folks at Mashpi cacao agroecological farm to make arrangements.

Cacao Beans From Ecuador

These bars made with the beans from Royal Cacao are absolutely the best we've ever made! They are unbelievably delicious! Thanks Michael for sending such quality cacao.

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