Freshly made organic, bean-to-bar chocolate and direct-trade import of raw cacao
Through sustainable agroforestry practices and organic certification.
Through use of buffers, appropriate agricultural waste management and organic certification.
Through sound cooperative business structure and participatory governance, sustainable production planning and quality control.
Inclusion and respect for women farm owners, laborers, and women in management. Safety and acceptance, nondiscrimination for those of
Cocoa and coffee sectors free of
child labor. Attention to child care and the needs of single parents.
Through agricultural extension and agroforestry field days.
Photo Credits: Jennifer Chesworth
Sombra Buena LLC offers import services for third-party, direct-to-you import. If you know of a cacao you'd like to import directly, we can facilitate that field to US port, warehouse, or delivered to your door. Services include documentation of FDA-required Foreign Supplier Verification. Exclusivity and strict confidentiality. We additionally arrange for a transparent import audit of conventional, fair trade registered and/ or certified organic products.
Direct trade import services for specialty coffee also available.
Sombra Buena is currently taking pre-orders for a certified organic, fair trade registered cacao
from Honduras. To request samples or to become an "Angel" member of
Community-Supported Direct Trade, contact us at email@example.com
See our "Contact" page for information about Who We Are
Sombra Buena is proud to support Building New Hope, a nonprofit educational group based in Pittsburgh, PA. We use their fair trade, organic New Hope Coffee from Nicaragua in all of our Espresso Dark Chocolate and Mocha Milk Chocolate bars and candies,
Building New Hope is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh and Nicaragua. In Nicaragua, they partner with a worker-owned organic coffee cooperative, operate two supplemental schools for at-risk youth, and provide high school scholarships for students in need. In Pittsburgh, they engage with local schools and universities, faith groups, farmers, non-profits, community groups, and businesses to promote healthy ecosystems and to spread awareness about how fair trade relationships can help to reduce poverty and inequalities. Their reach may be broad but their mission is simple: help those in need by providing educational opportunities and fair prices for goods and services
Order New Hope Coffee directly from Building New Hope by clicking here
A portion of our profits from sale of our bulk raw cocoa and green coffee imports are reserved for habitat protection and research of the endangered, endemic Honduran Emerald hummingbird. We additionally run quarterly specials reserving a portion of our profits from sale of chocolate bars.
Disaster relief to help small farmers replant and recover their economic lives. We are currently working to secure a grant for pilot, risk management initiatives in Honduras. The pandemic has interfered significantly with the ability of people on the ground there to collect field data and visit selected groups, especially remote grower members of selected cooperatives. If you have interest in helping out (technical assistance) and or in offering in-kind or matching / portions of funding toward this initiative, please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org