NOTE ON SUMMER SHIPPING
During hot weather months (May-September), we limit our shipping days to Mondays-Tuesdays to prevent products being held in a shipping facility over the weekend. If your order is placed after 8am on Tuesday morning, your order will be held until the following Monday. If you have other items in your order, they will be held until that time frame as well so that they'll ship together for efficiency. Thank you for your understanding!
We guarantee the products will arrive in good condition at your location, but we cannot guarantee chocolate if it remains at your doorstep in poor (Hot) weather conditions. Please track your packages to receive immediately upon delivery. If possible, choose to ship to a commercial address where it is more likely to be delivered into an air-conditioned space.
Bejofo Estate is an organic cacao orchard that makes up one part of the 2000-hectare Akesson Estate in northwest Madagascar’s Sambirano valley. Akesson’s Estate is divided into four smaller estates--Madirofolo, Menavava, Bejofo, and Ambolikapik. It is managed by Bertil Akesson, who has specialized in growing ﬁne cocoa, pepper, and other spices for many years. Bejofo Estate produces 300 tons of cocoa a year.
Cacao was introduced to Madagascar by French colonialists in the 19th century. They ﬁrst planted Criollo, some of which is still around today. However, the majority of today’s crops in Madagascar are considered Trinitario. The country produces nearly 3000 tons of beans a year. Most of the trees are concentrated in the Sambirano Valley in the northwest, where soil and climate are ideal for growing high quality cacao.