Our Rokbar is made in Peru by Lisi Montoya (Shattell) with native cocoa from the Kimbiri region produced by farmers from the Asociación de Productores del Vrae. The farmers changed their crops from coca leaves to cocoa beans and coffee. Kimbiri beans are one of the most balanced Peruvian beans, with very smooth flavors: raisins, citric fruit, chocolate.
Lisi and Rokbar agreed to work together towards making a chocolate that is 100% made and owned by women. This to empower women and give them greater control over their lives. Most female members of the Asociación are single mothers. Lisi pays the farmers three times the regular price for their quality beans. The profits of our bars will flow back to these women helping them to improve their lives, the lives of their children and their community. These women will become an inspiration for other (young) women.
We believe that by manufacturing chocolate in origin countries, we are adding value locally, and for us this is the best way to help more women.