Original Beans - Taste the Rare and Preserve it
We are on a mission to grow the world’s taste for preserving nature. Since 2008, we venture into remote rainforests to feature the world’s rarest cacaos and transform the culture of chocolate, food and luxury. On our own we show that it’s possible to regenerate what we consume. Together, we can preserve nature in all its rarity. #Taste the rare and preserve it.
Taste the Rare
Like other tree fruits, cacao is infused with flavours from the environment in which it grows. Its seeds—aka beans—are full of nutrition and when harvested, fermented and dried with craft,they reveal the unique characters of their distinct origins. Since 2008, our “Bean Team” travels into the rarest places on earth to bring original beans to you. Each of our beans has a story to tell. We invite you to taste them all.
Preserve the Rare
To make sure that cacao beans—and their rainforests—of distinction are safe from extinction we grow one tree for every bar sold. When you break off a piece of Original Beans chocolate, not only are you a moment away from enjoying the earth’s rarest cacao beans in their purest form— you are breaking ground for a tree.
Through our One Bar : One Tree programme, Original Beans customers and farmers have grown millions of trees to date.
Our founder Philipp Kauffmann represents the 7th generation in a family of recognized nature conservationists who helped coin the term “sustainability” already in 1795. Philipp gave up his job at the United Nations in New York to pursue his dream of growing a 100% regenerative company that grows the world’s taste for preserving nature in all its rarity.
We are passionate about making the best of worlds with the best of chocolates. Together with customers and growers, we carry on our founder’s family legacy of sustainability that began 220 years ago when his forefather Georg Hartig advised to treat nature in such a way that future generations can enjoy her in the same way as we do today.