The Cacao Eden Project

The Cacao Eden project brings cacao processing in Costa Rica soaring into the 21st century. Cacao Eden is a full-scale, multi-faceted, truly fair-trade and 100% ecologically sustainable cacao processor of the absolute highest-quality. We process our cacao in a way that has never before been seen in Costa Rica, utilizing:

A wealth of new research behind the science of cacao processing;

New, custom-designed technologies and methodologies, based on years of trials, particular to our local climate and conditions;

100% ecologically sustainable practices including zero-footprint, carbon-positive, no-waste and entirely solar-powered operations.

... And all designed with the explicit vision of delivering a class of cacao & style of acquisition to exceed the desires of the most refined purchasers around the globe.

Guiding principles with the explicit objective of revitalizing the cacao sector in Costa Rica, establishing Costa Rican cacao as one of the singularly most valuable cacaos in the global market, and transforming the cacao trade for local farmers by insuring fair-trade policies that will see Costa Rican cacao farmers paid significantly more for their cacao than ever before.

Top-Quality Cacao Processor

A top-quality cacao processor utilizing the strictest international standards of cacao processing as a base starting point, and from there we introduce aspects to cacao processing never before seen in the industry.

Delivering to the World

A cacao producer to deliver to the global market one of the absolute highest-quality cacaos in the world.

A Deeper Level of Fair Trade

An integrally fair-trade cacao purchaser directly connected with local farmers, constantly striving to pay to farmers the best prices for their cacao that the industry has ever known.

Local and Personal, Connecting Global

A large-scale exporter of Costa Rican cacao to markets across the globe with a strong international reach and the largest-capacity cacao-processing facilities in the region, including a climate-controlled storage warehouse with room to hold more than 200-tonnes of ready-to-ship cocoa at a time.

Sustainability is the simple beginning

A model of ecological and complete environmental sustainability with 100% solar-powered completely off-grid facilities and entirely zero-footprint, carbon-positive, no-waste operations.

Organic native cocoa in cacao forest

Our Mission and Objectives

  • To provide the absolute highest-quality cacao possible to the global market through intimate sourcing, intense and continuous quality control, and careful detail.
  • To create a new level of the notion of fair-trade, taking this idea deeper through integrally connecting directly with farmers, communities, trees and ecosystems with a result of delivering the highest possible prices to farmers.
  • To make the cacao industry in Costa Rica more viable for farmers than ever before, not only through the highest prices paid to farmers but also by being able to purchase extremely large quantities of cacao from farmers all over the country, all through the year.
  • To make available cacao internationally in a whole new way of farmer/source connectedness, to allow end-consumers around the world to know like never before the true source of their cacao with a whole new level of transparency.
  • To provide a learning space and resource where cacao farmers can learn how to increase the quality and therefore value of their cacao in organic, ecologically-friendly, whole-ecosystem approaches.
  • To provide a research space/facilities where researchers from around the country and around the world can come to constantly seek-out improved methods to process cacao to continuously improve its quality.

How We Do Things Differently

The Cacao Eden project brings cacao processing in Costa Rica soaring into the 21st century. Cacao Eden is a full-scale, multi-faceted, truly fair-trade and 100% ecologically sustainable cacao processor of the absolute highest-quality. We process our cacao in a way that has never before been seen in Costa Rica, utilizing:

A wealth of new research behind the science of cacao processing

New, custom-designed technologies and methodologies, based on years of trials, particular to our local climate and conditions

Guiding principles with the explicit objective of revitalizing the cacao sector in Costa Rica

100% ecologically sustainable practices including zero-footprint, carbon-positive, no-waste and entirely solar-powered operations.

Naturally sun drying native organic cocoa

... And all designed with the explicit vision of delivering a class of cacao & style of acquisition to exceed the desires of the most refined purchasers around the globe.

Find out more about what Sets Us Apart