More than just single origin...
Each batch of Cotton Tree Chocolate starts with cocoa beans from a single day's harvest from a single farmer.
We work with local farmers towards environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
We exclusively use cocoa beans grown by our location in Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District of southern Belize.
The Chocolate Making Process
It takes several weeks and many steps to create the chocolate bars we all enjoy.
We start with the cacao fruit, which grows along the trunk and branches of cacao trees. The trees are grown from seeds (the unprocessed cocoa beans), and it takes five years for a tree to mature and begin to bear fruit. Ripe pods are generally harvested about every two weeks.