Cocoa & Chocolate

There is much more to Brazilian chocolate than its classic ingredients. The mixture of cocoa paste, cocoa butter, and sugar might also reflect sustainable production, technology, quality, biodiversity, and development of rural communities.

News about Cocoa & Chocolate

12/14/2022

“Cupulate”: Brazilian farmers find a different ingredient for chocolate

The biodiversity of the Amazon inspires Brazilian creativity. The latest discovery was “cupulate,” a type of chocolate in which cocoa seeds are replaced by cupuaçu seeds, a typical fruit from northern Brazil. Both cocoa and cupuaçu belong to the same plant genus, which favors the adaptation of techniques. However, the result is different from traditional […]

10/19/2022

Northern Brazil cocoa grows with training for farmers

Pará, a state in the north of Brazil, has been the largest cocoa producer in the country for two years. According to the most recent survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the region produces more than 144,200 tons of cocoa in 149.7 hectares. The statistics show the cocoa sector’s importance for […]

08/25/2022

Cocoa & Chocolate

Brazilian chocolate is among the best in the world. It is acknowledged for being very aromatic, with fruity acidity and floral notes. This flavor may be found in chocolate and many cocoa products, like nibs, beans, cocoa honey, cocoa powder, jelly, pulp, and many others. But there is much more to Brazilian chocolate than its […]

05/04/2022

Brazilian fruit farming: diversity and sustainability to feed Brazil and the world

A testament to the country’s rich biodiversity and culture, Brazilian fruit farming is based on three pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social), preserving biodiversity, creating jobs and promoting regional development. Favourable climate and soil conditions allow Brazil to enjoy a great variety of fruit all year round, ranging from oranges, bananas, melons and mangos, […]

05/02/2022

7 things you should know about Brazilian cocoa

There is much more to Brazilian chocolate than its classic ingredients. The mixture of cocoa paste, cocoa butter, and sugar might also reflect sustainable production, technology, quality, biodiversity, and development of rural communities. This is the case of cocoa from southern Bahia state, gaining popularity in recent years. “Quality production improves family income in the […]

02/04/2022

Brazilian breakfast: diversity is the day’s most important meal

You have probably heard that breakfast is the day’s most important meal. In Brazil, we take this saying very seriously. Since the country is so large, it is difficult to choose only one typical “Brazilian breakfast,” but they have something in common: freshly brewed coffee, milk, tropical fruits, and juices are everywhere. When you take […]

10/18/2021

The story behind the best artisanal chocolates in Brazil

Priscila França has made the sweetest career change imaginable. She used to escort inmates in a prision and, eight years later, won a prize for the best artisanal chocolate in Brazil. It took her some bravery, stamina, and focus to embrace this journey.  “I was not happy. I wanted to be a pastry chef, so […]

07/14/2021

Award-winning Brazilian chocolate is among the best in the world

One of the best chocolates in the world is named Terra da Felicidade (Land of Happiness, in a literal translation). The Brazilian product from the brand ChOr, made with 55% cocoa from Bahia in northeastern Brazil, has just won the AVPA 2021 Gourmet Bronze award. The Brazilian terroir caught the attention of the European jury. […]

10/10/2019

CNA and Senar Announce the Winners of Brazil Artisan Chocolate Award

The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and the National Rural Learning Service (Senar) announced on Wednesday (9) the three winners of the “Brazil Artisan Chocolate Prize”, during the 4th National Congress of Women in Agriculture, in São Paulo. The ones chosen by the public of the event were: 1st  place – Majucau, from […]