CoCoA is much more than a word; it’s a story with a sentiment that underpins all of the key values of our business… Her name is Ninfa, a 21-year-old young lady from a cocoa farm on the coast of Ecuador with a vision and passion of what she was all about!
She wanted to show people what an amazing authentic experience it was to be in her father’s cocoa farm seeing the magic of rough cocoa beans being transformed in the richest chocolate ever tasted. She wanted to immerse people in this mystical experience.
None of her family even dreamed of seeing their small Cocoa farm Cacao & Mango making 10 times more revenue in Ninfa’s touristic business than the actual production and export of the cocoa beans itself! I asked her proud father how they came about with this great little business. He smiled and answered, “I had to trust her little crazy mind and it was the best decision I have ever made!”
Yes, Ninfa did work hard! She studied, she prepared herself, she had to spend hours and hours learning English by herself, but she told me that it was effortless for her because she loved what she was doing and she felt a strong sense of purpose …