A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY
We are Elisa and JuanRa, founders of VAICACAO ®, where we take natural, single-estate cacao and create minimally-processed Ceremonial Cacao and delicious craft chocolate bars!
We met in El Salvador (Central America) in 2012 when Elisa, who is from Olbia - Sardinia ( Italy ), was working for UN Women and relevant internationals NGO's empowering women and promoting women's human rights. JuanRa is from an entrepreneurial family in El Salvador, and after studying in the US he went home and got involved with his father’s farm as they diversified from coffee to cacao, while working for important food companies. JuanRa loved being in nature, planting, and seeing growth.
The two of us handle every step of production at our little Laboratory by the beach . We are located in the town of Olbia, Sardinia, the Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea which is home of the Costa Smeralda.
We are the only bean-to-bar chocolate makers in Sardinia, and we are proud to use ethically sourced cacao so that our products give you traceability, authenticity, and flavor!
DISCOVERING SALVADOREAN FINEST CACAO STRAINS
As a new company, we strongly believe in human dignity, equality and that sustainable farming is the only way to contribuite to a better living.
We are established in El Salvador as Aurea Tradings S.A de C.V. and in Italy, as Aurea Tradings S.r.l.s.