Emiliano’s Cacao is a social business based in Copenhagen, Denmark. We are trading directly with farmers in Mexico to bring more transparence and ethical behaviour into the cocoa industry. The bi-product of our work is high quality hot Mexican chocolate powder. We call it Emiliano's Cacao.
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Your support is much valued

With our crowdfunding campaign it's all or nothing. This means that if we do not reach our goal we will not be able to bring you our products. So please select one of the pledges on the reward ladder and help us help the indigenous Mexican cacao farmers.

Only together we are able to bring change and create a more sustainable future.

Our story

Emiliano’s Cacao started in 2013 when Daniel Espeland, a norwegian innovator and social entrepreneur, moved to Chiapas in the Southern Mexico for study purposes. Since then he and his team, based in Copenhagen, are building communities that thrives on fair and direct trade.

About Emiliano's Cacao: The cultivation of cacao is central to the Mexican farming culture and traditions. And they have cultivated cocoa beans for generations.

We acknowledge and respect the handcraft of indigenous Mexican cacao farmers. Therefore, we want the farmers and the community to be rewarded. That is why we engage directly with the indigenous cocoa farmers to eliminate middlemen and big corporations within the cacao industry. We want a fair and transparent social business. Because we believe the hot chocolate tastes better when you know the story and origin of the cocoa beans.

Right now we are in Mexico meeting with the farmers and sampling your next cup of hot chocolate. We are working to build a strong relationship with the indigenous communities that rely on cacao farming. We want to help them become more sustainable, self-reliant and certified. We want to tell their stories, and show you where cacao comes from. All in all, we strive to build a more transparent cocoa industry.

Therefore, Emiliano’s Cacao is launching this crowdfunding campaign to raise DKK 30.000 in order to bring more sustainable and unique Mexican hot chocolate to Denmark. Support us by selecting one of the delicious rewards of Mexican Cacao on the reward ladder on your righthand side.

The key word is Direct Trade, which is the blueprint for:

- Transparency, from agriculture to supply chain to end-product

- Fair trading to support the local farmers

- Sustainable development

Direct Trade: We want to be part of every step of the supply chain, which enables us to tell the true story of where the cacao is produced and prepared.
This way we avoid having middlemen included in the process as well as bringing as much value to the local community of cacao farming in Mexico as possible.

You can see our journey of Emiliano's Cacao in Mexico, where we at the moment are meeting with local farmers and others to support global goals for sustainable development.

The health benefits of cacao

Emiliano's Cacao contains 70% criollo cacao, 20 % sugar and 10% flavour (either cinnamon, cardamom, chili, almond/macadamia nuts or mint).
The higher percentage of cacao and the more nutritious health benefits you will gain - especially because our cacao is unrefined and less processed compared to other products of cacao powder. You will therefore get more vitamins, minerals and the healthy nutrition that the bean contains.

The cocoa bean has many health benefits especially because of its high content of antioxidants. The cocoa bean has many natural nutrients such as carbohydrates (25%), fat (50%) and lots of proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Cacao contains niacin, proteins, minerals (potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus) and vitamins (A, B1, B2 and B6). The active stimulant in cacao, which reminds a bit like caffeine, is Theobromine. A general myth and perception is that cacao contains caffeine. It might be that some products have added caffeine, but naturally caffeine does not occur in cacao.

Theobromine influences our mood and gives a feeling of pleasure. Where caffeine affects our central nerve system and gives a state of alertness, theobromine stimulates and make our muscles smooths and relaxed. But there is more. In fact, recent studies show that Theobromine may be anti-tumoral, anti inflammatory and cardiovascular protective.

The Criollo Cocoa Bean

Our cacao consist of 70% Criollo cacao. We chose to engage with this type of cacao because the Criollo cocoa bean is unique. It will only grow in soil and climate provided by the American continent. Therefore, it only accounts for around 5 percent of the world's production of cacao.

Today most cacao comes from Africa - around 80 percent. This is primarily from the Gold Coast of Western Africa - Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon. Given the cultivation limitations of Criollo in these regions, they grow Forastero and Trinitario cacao beans instead.

In total there are three varieties of cacao beans; Criollo, Trinitario and Forastero. But we chose to engage with the best and most unique bean possible - the Criollo cocoa bean.

The Criollo cocoa bean is rare since it is very sensitive to environmental threats and less resilient to diseases that might attack the cacao plant. Therefore, it is only grown in few places such as the Chiapas region in Mexico, we our cacao bean comes from, Central and South America, the Caribbean islands and Sri Lanka. The criollo bean is sun-dried rather than gas-dried, which is why it keeps it’s rawness and why you get the most of the nutrients from the criollo bean.

Contact

For more information about Emiliano's cacao:

Website: www.emilianos.co
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emilianoscacao
Instagram: www.instagram.com/emilianoscacao
Twitter: www.twitter.com/emilianoscacao

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