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Fairtrade Organic Cocoa powder 1 kg

Price $34.00


1 kg of pure organic Fairtrade cocoa powder from the Dominican Republic. Perfect for a hot or cold chocolate, cake making and creating brilliant mochas!

100% natural (i.e. not alkalized) we have deliver what we feel is the best value, ethical cocoa powder pack in Australia.

Organic certified by USDA; meaning no genetic modification has occurred in the cultivation or growing of this cocoa. See bottom of page for  nutritional values.

Epicurean Hot Chocolate

Makes: 3 cups.


The ingredients:

3 cups full cream milk

4 tbsps Tribes and Nations Fairtrade cocoa powder

70g fairtrade chocolate (Alter eco OR Lindsey and Edmunds)

3 tbsps sugar

1 tbsp honey

Yummy optional add-ons:

A pinch of fresh nutmeg

A pinch of cinnamon

1/4 tsp orange extract


The mix:

·         Warm the milk in a pot over medium-low heat.

·         Add all of the remaining ingredients. Whisk to combine.

·         Continue to whisk over low heat for the next 15 minutes, until perfectly creamy and slightly reduced.

·         Serve and enjoy


The Bag

Your cocoa is brought to you in an Earthbag. They have been specifically designed to meet an environmentally friendly packaging solution.

The are brown bags, made of recycled paper, with a corn base, 100% natural bio film that is a renewable resource, and most importantly, compostable.


The Growers

The National Confederation of Dominican Cacao Producers (CONACADO) is an organization of small-scale cacao producers in the Dominican Republic. CONACADO began as a development project in 1985 during a low in the global cocoa market, to study how cacao fermentation techniques could improve the quality of cacao production in the Dominican Republic. After successfully proving that higher quality, fermented cacao could increase income to small farmers, CONACADO expanded its work to educate cacao farmers and organize them into "bloques" – associations of farmers in a particular geographic area. CONACADO then entered a commercialization phase of the project and focused on finding niche markets for their high quality cacao.

Prior to the formation of CONACADO, 100% of Dominican cacao production was low quality unfermented beans shipped mainly to the United States. These beans were purchased from the roughly 40,000 cacao farmers by the four major Dominican exporters who held a strong grip over the local market. Today, CONACADO members produce approximately 25% of the cacao exported from the Dominican Republic and the organization has become a powerful alternative for small-scale producers. The co-operative's success in quality improvement and marketing means that 70% of their cacao is sold as high quality fermented beans, primarily to European niche markets: Organic, Biodynamic, and Fair Trade.

Over 40% of CONACADO's cacao is sold on the Fair Trade market. Each year the co-operative's Fair Trade premiums are distributed to the bloques for use in community projects, which have included:

  • Education: School supplies and scholarships for members' children; repair & build schools; training for the children of cacao producers in administration so they can eventually take farms over from parents.
  • Infrastructure: Road projects to connect isolated producers with their neighbors; wells for potable water in communities; houses for members unable to purchase a home on their own; electricity projects; collection centers in communities to reduce distance and travel time from harvest to fermentation.
  • Health: Medicine for health clinics; contact doctors for procedures in clinics; repair clinic buildings.
  • Development: "Cacao Route" eco-tourism project to diversify income source for cacao farmers, and share CONACADO model; grants to women's organizations producing cacao wine, chocolate, and baked goods.




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