It's all about relationships
One of our core values is to act responsibly and with integrity so you can feel good about indulging in our chocolate.
We’re committed to fair, ethical trade, so we source our Arriba Nacional cocoa beans directly from the farmers in Ecuador.
We get to work directly with farmers who are passionate about growing cocoa beans, and who want to produce the best beans they can.
We agree to pay them a premium for properly fermented and sun dried cocoa beans.
Every step of our journey is carefully considered; from sourcing the world’s finest cocoa beans, to our packaging. So treat your senses and enjoy our chocolate.
Rio Nuevo was founded by married couple, Andres from Ecuador and Sara from Colombia. Both of whom love chocolate but at the same time want to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their families.
Now living in Cornwall and with their direct connections to the cocoa farmers in Ecuador, they create delicious chocolate using only ethically sourced single estate Arriba Nacional cocoa beans.
This is not just chocolate… it’s chocolate with a purpose!