"Heirloom" Chocolate
Auro Chocolate
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
Heirloom Criollo - a variety, which due to its delicate and nutty taste is seen as one of the best. The first trees of the Heirloom Criollo variety were planted by Spanish explorers in 1670. With the introduction of hybrid varieties, which yield a higher harvest, but taste less, this variety was once considered endangered. Each {variety} produces an average of {masterUnitsMax} of {production} per season.
What will you receive?
The box we will send you contains: * 1 x Cocoa nibs (pouch of 150g) * 1 x 100% Dark chocolate coins (pouch of 150g) * 1 x 77% Dark chocolate coins (pouch of 150g) * 1 x 64% Dark chocolate coins (pouch of 150g) * 1 x 55% Dark chocolate coins (pouch of 150g) * 1 x 42% Milkk chocolate coins (pouch of 150g) * 4 x 77% Dark chocolate (50g bar) * 4 x 64% Dark chocolate (50g bar) * 4 x 55% dark chocolate (50g bar) * 4 x 42% milk chocolate (50g bar) * 3 x 64% Dark chocolate with cocoa nibs (50g bar) * 3 x 42% Milk chocolate with cocoa nibs (50g bar) You will receive your harvest personalized with the name you chose in the adoption process.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Rolando Bueno "Serge"
Auro’s history and partnership with Serge Auro’s chocolate journey began in 2010 with the dream of producing a unique chocolate made from the Heirloom Criollo cocoa variety. As it was being replaced by more productive but less flavorful hybrid cocoa varieties in the last decades this variety was almost threatened with extinction. After many journeys through the Philippine cocoa plantations in search of the Heirloom criollo variety in the verge of extinction, we met with Rolando Bueno in the Calinan district of Davao. Rolando is better-known as “Serge” because he served as a sergeant in the Philippine Marines until his retirement when he started to dedicate himself to cultivating cocoa. Serge and Auro are part of a movement known as “from arms to farms” teaching retired marines how to cultivate criollo cocoa.
From arms to farms “My name is Rolando Bueno. I am 60 years old. My nickname is “Serge” (short name for sergeant) since I am a retired member of the Philippine Marines. I am a farmer now. I grow cocoa in the Calinan area in Davao in the Philippines. I started growing cocoa when I retired from the Marines and became an ordinary civilian again. In the past, the cocoa cultivation did not receive a lot of attention from the Philippine community but interest has been slowly growing and it now represents a key economic activity for the region. We are training ex-Marines to grow cocoa and enable them, along with their families, to be able to make a living from their cocoa crops. The discipline we have learned in the Philippine Marine is very similar to the one needed in being a farmer. You feel good when ordinary people acknowledge the results of your hard work. “It makes us feel special that, thanks to Auro and CrowdFarming, we can cultivate the land knowing that citizens in any part of the world are waiting to receive the harvest of their tree. "
Rolando Bueno "Serge"

“It makes you feel good when, being an ordinary person, people value the cocoa you cultivate and the chocolate you produce as an extraordinary product.”

Serge's farm
Serge's farm
The farm is located at the foothills of Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. The mineral-rich volcanic soil combined with the humid tropical forest climate make the land incredibly fertile, which contributes to the greater abundance of crop.
Technical information
Address
Serge's farm, Davao City, Davao Region, PH
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