Fazenda Sempre Firme is a 120ha cocoa plantation right in the middle of the Mata Atlantica, the wild forest with the highest biodiversity on earth. Bertil Akesson and his Brazilian partner Dr. Angelo Calmon de Sa were able to recreate a social structure and their best reward is to hear the community referring to the Fazenda as a “Paraiso” (paradise).
They are growing the traditional and astonishing Forastero cocoa variety called “parasinho” that made the glory of Bahia at the beginning of the 20th century. The chocolate we developed from these beans is smooth, woody and earthy. It also has expressive notes that evoke autumn scents, tobacco and the local piganta fruit.