About Us

We are a tree-to-bean-to-bar chocolate company located in Ambergris Caye, Belize. We produce premium gourmet chocolate and related products using Belize’s fine flavour cacao.  We use special cacao from our very own “Peini” farms as well as cacao produced by 150 Mayan cacao farmers in the Toledo and Stann Creek district.

 

We believe in direct trade as it allows us to pay our farmers significantly more for raw wet cacao beans than current market and Fairtrade prices. Not only does this model allow us to have quality control over each stage of the processing but it also affords the farmers the opportunity to focus on optimizing their agriculture practices. 

All our cacao is sourced directly from the farmers, fermented and dried, in small-batch, at our centralized depot and processing facility in San Antonio.  

Processing the beans from the farms in small-batch allows us to uniquely develop the flavour of the beans as each batch is defined distinctly as a result of the micro-climate in which they are grown. 

The dried cacao beans are then transported to our Belize City and Ambergris Caye facilities to become premium artisanal chocolate.

Why Belize

Cacao or “Kakaw” as it is locally known, is an integral part of the Maya culture. The Maya people to this present day cultivate 95% of Belize’s fine flavour cacao. Up until 2007, 100% of Belize’s cacao was exported to Europe.  However, in the past 10 years 15% of the total cacao production is now being processed by local chocolate companies primarily for tourist. 

At Mahogany Chocolate we aim to transform the highly sought after local Belize “Kakaw” into a high quality gourmet product at affordable cost for both the local and export markets.  The team behind Mahogany Chocolate has devised a socially sustainable and ecological program that is already adding value and creating employment throughout Belize.

Our Mission

Our mission is to produce premium gourmet chocolate products using the finest Belizean cacao beans that are ecologically and organically grown.  We are a vertically integrated company that has control over the chocolate making process from seed to bean to bar.

Our Team

Luis Armando Choco

Chocolate Maker

Mahogany Chocolate is led by our Chocolate Maker Luis Armando Choco.  He has 15 years of experience in all aspects of the cacao and chocolate making process from “soil to chocolate”.   With his knowledge of the post harvest process, Luis hand crafts each batch to bring about the unique flavour profiles of the beans. 

“From Soil to Chocolate”

 

Ian Cal

Ian Cal is a young and vibrant individual from San Miguel Village in the Toledo District.  Ian joined our team in July 2017, shortly after graduating from ITVET, Belize’s culinary school.  His passion for cooking, baking and catering led him to venture into chocolate making.  He is currently assisting Luis in product development, production and sales.

Investor Opportunity

Belize is a prime and plentiful region for cacao agriculture.  We have introduced a sustainability program that aims to take the cacao industry to a new future for Belize, coupled with our unique investor model, it’s a unique offshore opportunity.

Chocolate Supplier

Belize is a prime and plentiful region for cacao agriculture.  We have introduced a sustainability program that aims to take the cacao industry to a new future for Belize, coupled with our unique investor model, it’s a unique offshore opportunity.

Cacao Beans & Nibs

Belize is a prime and plentiful region for cacao agriculture.  We have introduced a sustainability program that aims to take the cacao industry to a new future for Belize, coupled with our unique investor model, it’s a unique offshore opportunity.

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+501-624-0650

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