Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics – Original Beans

We featured Original Beans in our Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics.

About Original Beans:

Original Beans is a new and innovative chocolate company that blends production of premium chocolate with restoration of some of the world’s most ecologically threatened regions.

Original Beans Chocolate
photo courtesy of Original Beans

Original Beans is a company built on an ecologically rich foundation with deep roots tied into a commitment to eliminate waste, enhance eco-productivity, increase biodiversity, and engage all in the quest for the highest quality. Their mantra “The Planet: Replant It” is the core of their process. For each bar sold, Original Beans plants a tree in the chocolate’s forest of origin. Each bar contains a lot number, which designates the location of a new tree so that customers can track their contribution on the company’s website:

About the product:

Original Beans chocolate comes in three varieties:

Esmeraldas Milk with Fleur de Sel (49% cocoa, 50-hour conch)—Ecuador
This chocolate – the first long-conch Arriba Milk – pays homage to the Esmeraldas’ lush nexus of jungle, river and sea – a unique terroir.

Cru Virunga (70% cocoa, 20-hour conch)—D.R Congo
This is the first-ever single-source chocolate from the heart of Africa: the Congo. The beans are grown at the margins of dense, unexplored forests, home to gorillas, okapis and the original pygmy people.

Beni Wild Harvest (68% Cacao, 20 – 60-hour conch)—Bolivia
Wild-harvested, this chocolate is conched for 60 hours, which creates a slight acidity with a lingering finish, and expresses notes of honeyed black tea, slightly tannic with a lush prune finish.


The chocolate is available for purchase online at and at select retailers in the United States and Europe. For more info, please visit their website at