Very early in the morning, people travel across carpets of leaves, through paths marked by reddish-yellow fruit trees, under the canopy of the generous tropical rainforest.
The typical crackling noise that could be burning wood and in fact human footsteps, quietly harvesting nature’s gold. The fruit of the Gods: Theobroma cacao.
This rustling sound echoes through time in an universal beat. Spanish, Portuguese and Aztecs cheered the drink of the Gods under the skies of the New World, named Xocoatl by Aztec emperor Montezuma, who drunk it from golden chalices.
The divine harvest eventually made its way to Europe, where it was transformed from liquid into bars by Dutch chemists, Swiss pâtissiers, and English and French chefs. It soon became a symbol of love and pleasure, and was considered by Kings and Queens to be as powerful and seductive as champagne.
In Brazil, cacao is a native fruit, abundant in the dense forests of the Amazon basin. They began to be cultivated following orders from the King in 1679, and in 1700, the first seedlings arrived in the Brazilian state of Bahia which proved to be the perfect habitat: humid forest, with plentiful sun and shade in equal measure.
Today, in the XXI century, we can hear the drums once more; the same sounds that have beaten from the beginning of civilisation. Now, developed with delicate organic techniques, cacao beans are prepared by new alchemists, who respect the land and preserve the biodiversity of the rainforest: maintaining life.
Glorious cacao trees have been growing and have given plentiful yields of healthy fruits, which become the magical beans from which AMMA make their chocolate.
Also suitable for those looking for:
- Kosher chocolate
- Halal chocolate
- USDA Organic certified
- Gluten Free
- Solar powered factory
- Biodegradable packaging, printed with vegetable ink.