The Sierra Nevada is a majestic mountain range in northern Colombia that borders the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean coast and stands up to 18,700 feet high. Cacao de Colombia recently installed a state-of-the-art fermentation and drying center in the lower-lying community of Macondo, where they mainly source cocoa from around 10 farming families in the Magdalena department.
The technical know-how of these farming families is excellent: the cocoa growers even carry out their own pollination tests in order to improve the quality and yields, which are currently around 700 kg per hectare in the region. Cacao de Colombia has been providing cocoa farmers in the Sierra Nevada with technical support and a stable market for 6 years. The people there report a 72% higher annual income.