The Arhuacos believe that the balance of humanity is in the respect of all beings and the earth and that their territory, the Sierra Nevada, is the center of the universe.
This community recently returned home after generations of land issues with colonizers and drug wars. Now, the Arhuacos derive their livelihoods mainly from sustainable agriculture including harvesting of native cacao deep in the jungle close to the Venezuelan border.
The Arhuacos farmers have increased their income by 58% by selling wet cacao to their own processing center.
The front of this box shows a close up of a cacao pod. Cacao can only grow 30 degrees north and south of the equator.
The artwork on the package was completed by Kristofer Parley. Kristofer is a Victoria based artist who focuses on working with water colours and ink. We met him our first year in St. Andrews while he was staying in town for the KIRA Artist Residency. For more information on him please visit the Staying Creative Studio.
Cacao beans sourced from: Uncommon Cacao.
Ingredients: Cacao beans, Cane sugar*, Cocoa butter*. May contain: Peanuts, Tree nuts.
Ingrédients: Fèves de cacao, Sucre de canne*, Beurre de cacao*. Peut contenir: Des arachides, Noix.
*Certified organic/ Certifié biologique