Benns Chocolate source their cacao directly from Asian farmers. They have been in operation since 1973. They were originally a chocolate manufacturer on trail retail and local consumers. Through their time working in the chocolate industry, they discovered how to make great bean to bar chocolate and gained a great appreciation towards the cacao farmers. Benns Chocolate understand that many cocoa farmers are well underpaid and overworked, thus cutting out the middleman to directly receive their cocoa beans in order to provide a livable wage for these farmers. Benns is committed to supporting farmers throughout Asia, to cultivate the best cacao sources. They plan on changing lives one origin at a time through the stories of the farmers lives through chocolate. Benns is also known for their line of cacao tea.