Choba Choba was founded in 2015 by 36 cacao farming families from the Alto Huayabamba Valley in the Peruvian Amazon, Christoph Inauen and Eric Garnier. Since then, we produce our fine cacao beans for our delicious Swiss chocolates on more than 100 hectares of land in agroforestry.
We operate fundamentally differently from the rest of the industry. Our name already implies this – in Quechua Choba Choba means “I help you, you help me”.
Our motivation is not “maximizing profits for shareholders”, but the permanent improvement of the living conditions of cacao farmers in Peru. The cocoa farming families involved not only receive two to three times more money for the raw material, but also have a share in the company’s share capital and thus in the most important decisions and profits of the company. So instead of being only suppliers of raw materials, they are co-entrepreneurs on an equal level.