Tahini Oat Milk Bar
A homage to the past, the present and the inspirational.
A homage to what has come before and the flavours of the cacao’s origin.
A re-imagining of sorts, approaching craft with purposeful NAIVE(ty)
Some say Berhampore is the new Berlin.
Ingredients:Cacao(direct trade), Organic Raw Sugar, Cacao Butter, Oat Milk Powder, Organic Sesame Seeds, Vanilla Pod. **45% cacao content.
**Wrapped in 100% biodegradable/compostable foil.
Cacao Origin - Sierra Leone, Gola Rainforest National Park
Gola Rainforest cocoa is produced by the Goleagorbu Cocoa Producers
Organisation (GCPO), a newly formed umbrella association of 1871 cocoa
farmers in Sierra Leone who live in the forest edge communities surrounding the
Gola Rainforest National Park. Goleagorbu was chosen for the organization’s
name as it means ‘we who live in the forest’ in Mende.
Gola Rainforest cocoa is the culmination of many hands at work. The UK based
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) initiated the push for a
politically designated Gola Rainforest National Park, which then allowed the
Gola Rainforest cocoa project to begin with eligible carbon credit funding.
RSPB invited Twin Trading to work with cocoa farmers on the forest edges to
form associations around conservation practices and a cooperative business model.
The alliances help farmers to organize democratically around a viable economic
opportunity in specialty cocoa and develop the skills necessary to succeed.
Goleagorbu farmers are trained in agroforestry techniques which promote
habitat for birds, butterflies, chimpanzees, and other endangered species by
sustainably integrating cocoa trees into the forest edges. GCPO also uses their
own regional buying centers for finished cocoa beans to aggregate
member-farmers cocoa beans for export. The buying centers themselves are
revolutionary for farmers as they have not historically had control over pricing
or even access to receipts when selling their cocoa beans to commodity traders.
The producer organization has united chiefdoms and has already resulted in greater
transparency, training and buying opportunities for its members, as its members
actively restore and protect the surrounding rainforest ecosystem.