Collection: APODIP

APODIP, or the Asociación de Productores Orgánicos para el Desarrollo Integral del Polochic, is an association of coffee and cacao producers in Guatemala’s Alta Verapaz region. APODIP’s cacao farmers span 35 small communities across the Polochic Valley, and collectively they support and manage the protection of a neighboring forest reserve. The Association’s farmer families are relatively more experienced in the commercialization of coffee, but with the partnership of Cacao Verapaz, they’ve been able to bring their high quality cacao to an international market. The beans not only benefit from uniquely hot fermentation conditions in the valley; there’s also something special about the genetics of cacao in the area, lending a beautiful blend of nutty and caramel flavors to the beans. Show Less