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Ethical + Fair Cacao
At Melbourne Bushfood we focus on sourcing ethical and high quality chocolate.
We're part of the Cacao Trace programme which is a program designed to put funds into the hands of cacao farmers to lead to their own self-determination for a better future for their families and communities.
The chocolate is obtained from the highest quality beans, fermented and dried according to strict guidelines. In their post-harvest centres near to cocoa farmers, expert fermenters monitor and improve the fermentation process. This ensures a consistent superior taste for chocolate lovers, and more income for farmers.
Training and premium pricing for cocoa farmers are part of the Cacao Trace programme but the Cacao Trace team are always looking for new ways to improve the lives of cacao farmers globally.
With the Chocolate Bonus, we share the value of a higher quality chocolate back: €0.10 per kilo of chocolate sold, goes directly back to the cocoa farming communities that supply the beans.
“Delivered pretty fast from me ordering, it was in great condition.” XO Janet D
OUR IMPACT + MISSION
We're a social enterprise with a mission to bring native ingredients into every Aussie pantry.
INCREASE ABORIGINAL PARTICIPATION
Less than 2% of the industry is First Nation lead. We believe in an industry lead by First Nation People for Self Determination through their unique land and cultural assets.
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY
We have publically available environmental and ethical supply policies to encourage an open and ethical supply.
The native food industry is built on decades of hardwork and working together is key. We work alongside ANFAB and other industry bodies.
If we say we do, we should prove it. We're open to quarterly reports on our impact, proof of benefit sharing and more.