Cacao Crudo is the first firm in Italy to produce raw chocolate. The idea comes from Daniele Dell’Orco, anthropologist and researcher in the food sector and in the consevation and protection of agricultural and wildlife biodiversity. During his many journeys and studies abroad, Daniele learns about the incredible benefits that raw cacao/chocolate has for the health. Once back in Italy, he decides to start production but he adds something that in his opinion was missing in the majority of the raw chocolate that he had tasted till then: the passion for the most refined taste.
The challenge was to produce chocolate that is at the same time healthy and gourmet, made of top quality organic ingredients coming from a transparent and fair supply chain. In other words, a project shaped on a sustainable and ethical approach around food.
After two years of research to find the higher quality ingredients and to make experiments concerning the best ways of preserving their precious properties, in 2013 the workshop is founded in the outskirts of Rome. It is immediately clear that this project wants to offer something else compared to the more common raw chocolate found in commerce. That is why we use excusively Criollo Cacao. It grows naturally in the Amazon Forest and represents the most precious and purest underspecies of cacao in the world, representing less than 1% of the world production.
Cacao Crudo is a project that is friendly to the environment and keen on the farmers’ needs and obviously made for us to enjoy.