PAOLA CARDONA | FOUNDER OF TERRA DULCE CHOCOLATES
Terra Dulce is a Colombian company located in the coffee triangle of Colombia. We are dedicated to producing fine artisan chocolate in the “bean to bar” trend where each of the steps of the chocolate-making process is carefully controlled from the harvest of the cocoa to its transformation into chocolate.
Terra Dulce is REAL CHOCOLATE. Ensuring quality by taking care of each of the steps during the chocolate-making process, we offer chocolate bars with a high content of cocoa that’s handcrafted in small batches and that are focused on conscious and healthy eating.
Chocolate awakens passion, joy, pleasure. . .and it gets better if you also know that you are nurturing yourself while you delight yourself!
“We want to take care of our farmers, our team and the environment. We want to live in a world where mindful eating is a part of our lives daily because we have to be aware of what we’re buying and eating, and how that impacts not only the economy, but also our planet.
We are really committed to impacting lives.”
– Paola Cardona
Terra Dulce was born to make a difference and transform lives.
One of the purposes of Terra Dulce is to generate employment in our region, known as the coffee triangle of Colombia. With poverty levels close to 30%, we are mainly focused on agriculture as it’s a major economic activity and there are few companies that transform and add value to agricultural products.
Agriculture as our second cause, we support families by helping them receive training in the best practices regarding cocoa harvesting and post-harvesting processes so that they can sell their high-quality cocoa at fair prices and without intermediaries. Terra Dulce pays its producers up to 50% more than the regular price.
We promote Fair Trade by paying premium prices to our cocoa producers, guaranteeing the absence of child labor and promoting sustainable agroforestry to conserve the environment in cocoa-growing areas.