The Tribe

Tsatsayaku is made up of 140 Kichwa and mestizo families from 13 different communities, and its mission is to produce and conserve ancestral cacao (Arriba Nacional / Fino de Aroma) that provides a fair price for its members. The cacao itself is grown in the traditional Kichwa farming method ‘Chakra’, which has a conscientious respect for the natural environment. The organic approach seeks to preserve biodiversity and natural resources.

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Where Your Money Goes

Our Cacao reflects the true cost of fair trade. We are working hard to help the Tsatsayaku protect their land. Here at Ritual Cacao we are passionate about building awareness for the care of the beautiful rainforest and the ancient products that thrive there.

By giving the the Tsatsayaku co-operatives a fair price for their cacao, we enable them to be more economically independent, whilst maintaining and protecting the forest and wildlife they inhabit.

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Thank you to Roman Belkowski