Six years ago Lisi Montoya became a chocolate maker in Lima, Peru, all because she was a chocolate lover and in Peru they didn’t have any real bean to bar chocolate. So she decided to make her own with Shattell. And now they are creating chocolate made with cocoa from different areas of the Peruvian Amazon basin.

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 there 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 there 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.

‘I have loved chocolate since I was a little girl. In Peru we didn’t have any fine chocolate, so about 10 years ago, I decided to make my own.’

– Lisi Montoya

Our Peru bars

Cocoa Facts in Peru

Woman

55%

Men

9595%

Jobs

Cacao Chain

Woman

1010%

Men

9090%

Income

Control

Woman

3030%

Men

7070%

Cacao

Production

Woman

2020%

Men

8080%

Cacao

Marketing

About Shattell

The mission of Shattell is to allow people all over the world to enjoy high quality chocolates, but more important to improve the quality of life of the cacao farmers in Peru. They source the beans directly from the farmers and give them a fair price for their finest cocoa beans. Shattell also teaches the farmers to make their own chocolates, adding value to their cocoa. And finally they advise them how to obtain an organic certification.

Shattell is always looking for new beans, producing new bars, and looking for new markets! So working together with Rokbar in The Netherlands opens up more markets in Europe and offers more possibilities for the future of the farmers and of themselves.

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Kimbiri

high quality cocoa, couverture and chocolate, existing chocolate factory in Lima where women produce chocolate