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Build our Chocolate Studio with CocoCaravan for creating, sharing, eating and teaching all about Ethical, Raw and Vegan Chocolate
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Un roasted bean to bar Chocolate 

Amazing micro batch bean to bar Chocolate: Un roasted and vegan from small landholder farms 

Coco Caravan is already known for producing amazing raw and vegan chocolate. Free from refined sugars, with inspiring flavours and a smooth melt. 

So how do we want to make our chocolate world even better: Giving more space for our new Bean to Bar chocolate range.

Awesome new chocolate
Awesome new chocolate

We would like to give you the opportunity to get some amazing chocolate made from rare and ancient cacaos in exchange  for your support to build our chocolate studio. In this studio we will be able to work in a space dedicated to 100% vegan chocolate, with room to develop our Bean to Bar selection and host tailored chocolate events.

Building for Better Ethical Cacao

What we are aiming to achieve is to raise enough capital to build a new chocolate studio. As our company grows, so does our range and the stories behind them.

In the past 18 months we have been working on our new bean to bar range. We have won multiple awards and have had amazing feedback from customers. In our journey we came across more origins of cacao that we want to work with. Each origin has got families, farmers, ecosystems, social justice and sustainable growth behind them, this is what we want to acknowledge and carry through in our products..

The Rewards

  • Chocolate boxes
  • Limited edition micro batch chocolate bars
  • Subscriptions deals
  • Workshops and chocolate experiences 

Last campaign we had a truly marvellous response and a lot of backers supported us early on in the project. This time we'll be adding a select number of early bird perks. These early bird perks include limited edition chocolates or discounts on the rewards. 

But even after the project is finished backers can get great discounts in our webshop.

Our Bean to Bar Chocolate

Cacao is an amazing food. We work exclusively with rare and heirloom varieties of cacao beans and as we choose not to roast or work with roasted cacao the beans maintain their rich and unique characters.

We source these beans via amazing social and environmental projects together with Uncommon Cacao and Original Beans

Awesome variety of Cacao
Awesome variety of Cacao

We work with every bean variety in a nuanced and responsive manner therefore our chocolate looks and tastes very differently from each other. They not only hold the qualities of the land and terrain they grow in, they sing of the significant relationships with the peoples who have nurtured, respected and enjoyed their character in timeplace and continue to do so. These beans have surprisingly deep and rich chocolate flavours and notes and full-bodied character.

As chocolate makers, our signature vegan caramel that we've added to a line of our chocolate bars has delighted our foodie fans.

At Coco Caravan we love to share the joy and make people happy. That's how we started and that is how we intend to continue.

Our bean to bar selection
Our bean to bar selection

The Origins of our Beans

  • Salva Tabasqueño - Tabascos Region, Mexico 
  • Lachuá - Lachuá Lake, Guatemala 
  • Chuncho - Urubamba Valley, Peru 
  • Ashaninka - Grown in the Cutiverini Community in Peru

Micro-batches - especially made for this campaign

  • Maya Mountain - grown by indigenous peoples of Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya in the Toledo District, Belize 
  • Öko-Caribe - Duarte province in the Dominican Republic 
  • Mono Bravo Arribia - Rain forests of the Esmeraldas in Ecuador
  • Cahabón - Perched on a mountaintop overlooking the extensive jungled hills of the Cahabón region in Guatemala 
  • Sierra Nevada - grown in the community of Macon, Colombia
  • Tumaco - grown on the southern Pacific coast of Colombia 
  • Arhuacos - grown by indigenous groups that preserve the biodiversity sanctuary of the Sierra Nevada, Colombia 
  • Alto Beni - Jungle habitat of Alto Beni, Bolivia
  • Talamanca - Traditionally-grown cacao from the Talamanca Indigenous Reserve, Peru  
Cacao Pods on trees
Cacao Pods on trees

Funding Goal

Goal 1: To build the Coco Caravan chocolate studio

Goal 2: Purchase a new cacao grinder for larger batches and a chocolate depositing machine

Funding Process
Funding Process

The Studio

For over five years our business model has been about organic growth both in a product sense and as a company. This approach means that our development is achieved independently and in a steady manner; we operate on a very human scale. The time has come when we happily need more space to continue in this way. As a family business we also need to maintain the connection to family. That is why we want to build the chocolate studio ourselves so we can continue to expand and be close to home.

The Chocolate Studio
The Chocolate Studio

Sharing the joy of our chocolate is an important motivation in the making process and in this studio we can do that with more freedom. We will have more space to:

  • develop flavours that enhance the cacao experience
  • continue to support small indigenous farming communities and work with the heritage beans they harvest 
  • experiment with new making techniques
  • maintain our highest quality standards 
  • enable people to come in and work with us
  • enable groups to join us for chocolate workshops.

Chocolate Parties & Events

We have had many chocolate pairing nights, chocolate workshops and vegan events. And we would love to do many more, inviting other inspiring makers and creators to share their stories; to indulge in chocolate and their own craft of making.

Help us realise this project and get some amazing chocolate in return. Or come along to one of our events filled with raw chocolate magic.

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Risks and challenges

Our chocolate making and wrapping is already running smoothly. In 2017 we made by hand about 26,000 chocolate bars and we are stocked in 40 independent stores as well as running a vibrant online service already.

So the chocolate rewards in this Kickstarter project are already being produced and the limited edition Bean to Bar series will commence September 2018.

Coco Caravan's founder Jacques Cöp has an extensive career history in cooking, chocolate making and as an ecologist. He has more than 10 years project management experience working in ecology. For the past five+ years he has been engaged with his chocolate business world full-time and is making international tracks in the raw and vegan chocolate milieu.

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    Two bars of Chocolate

    Two bars of our bean to bar chocolate. You choose amazing current line.

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    Thank you with chocolate

    Two bars of our bean to bar chocolate bars. You choose amazing current bars.

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    Four bars of Chocolate

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    Fruity Pack

    Receive a pack of 4 boxes of our award winning chocolate dipped plums.

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    Early Birds only - 5 Bean to Bar

    EARLY BIRD REWARD - Our selection of 5 of our bean to bar chocolate bars.

    - 80 % Salva Tabasqueño, Mexico
    - 100 % Salva Tabasqueño, Mexico
    - 70 % Lachuá, Guatemala
    - 75 % Chuncho, Peru
    - 74 % Ashaninka, Peru

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    The Fantastic Five

    A selection of 5 of our bean to bar chocolate bars. You choose from our range of solid bars.

    - 80 % Salva Tabasqueño, Mexico
    - 100 % Salva Tabasqueño, Mexico
    - 70 % Lachuá, Guatemala
    - 75 % Chuncho, Peru
    - 74 % Ashaninka, Peru

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    8 of our nectar sweetened chocolate

    Select our running line of amazing chocolate bars. The bars are sweetened with creamy coconut nectar

    - Dark Chocolate
    - Coconut Milk Chocolate
    - Sweet Orange Chocolate
    - Tamari Almond Chocolate
    - Hazelnut and Currant Chocolate
    - Cinnamon and Chilli Chocolate
    - Full Minty Chocolate
    - Chai Chocolate

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    Vegan Caramel Box

    Our famous Caramel Chocolate Box

    Raw Chocolate Soft Centre bars.

    Filled with our signature Vegan Caramel. This rewards includes our entire range of chocolate filled with our signature vegan caramel.

    - 2 bars of Sweet Orange and Caramel
    - 2 bars of Chai Chocolate Caramel
    - 2 bars of Mint and Caramel
    - 2 bars of award winning Date and Caramel
    - 2 bars of Hazelnut Currant and Caramel

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    Early bird - Special Editions Pack

    Cacao beans from selected single estate origins that are grown in social and environmental projects.

    These beans are old and rare varieties of cacao and we create chocolate that is nuanced and responsive to their individual characters to celebrate their uniqueness.

    You will be receiving a bar of:

    1. Chuncho - Urubamba Valley, Peru
    2. Mono Bravo Arribia - Esmeraldas Equador
    3. Maya Mountain - Belize
    4. Öko-Caribe - Dominican Republic
    5. Cahabón - Guatemala
    6. Sierra Nevada - Macon, Colombia
    7. Tumaco - Pacific coast of Colombia
    8. Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada, Colombia
    9. Alto Beni - Bolivia
    10. Talamanca - Peru

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    Special Editions Pack

    Cacao beans from selected single estate origins that are grown in social and environmental projects.

    These beans are old and rare varieties of cacao and we create chocolate that is nuanced and responsive to their individual characters to celebrate their uniqueness.

    You will be receiving a bar of:

    1. Chuncho - Urubamba Valley, Peru
    2. Mono Bravo Arribia - Esmeraldas Equador
    3. Maya Mountain - Belize
    4. Öko-Caribe - Dominican Republic
    5. Cahabón - Guatemala
    6. Sierra Nevada - Macon, Colombia
    7. Tumaco - Pacific coast of Colombia
    8. Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada, Colombia
    9. Alto Beni - Bolivia
    10. Talamanca - Peru

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    Family Festive Season Hamper

    Early bird. Limited edition bean to bar selection.

    Our selection of 5 of our listed edition bean to bar chocolate bars + 7 of our limited edition bean to bar range

    1. Mono Bravo Arribia - Esmeraldas Equador
    2. Maya Mountain - Belize
    3. Öko-Caribe - Dominican Republic
    4. Cahabón - Guatemala
    5. Sierra Nevada - Macon, Colombia
    6. Tumaco - Pacific coast of Colombia

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    Large Family Festive Season Hamper

    Our selection of 10 of our listed edition bean to bar chocolate bars + 10 of our limited edition bean to bar range

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    Heavenly Cacao

    One Massive Box of raw chocolate.

    For your pledge you will receive the entire range of chocolate bars. Normally this box would be more than £175, but in this campaign you can get your hands on it for £ 165.

    Including:
    - 10 Bean to bar chocolates
    - 10 Limited edition bean to bar chocolates
    - 12 large caramel bars

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    A special Pack for Super Ned

    A special pack of chocolate specially for Ned.

    Contact us if you would like a bespoke pack

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    Pledge £320 or more About $423

    Gratitude bundle

    A gigantic box of raw chocolate and a super duper deal.

    For your pledge you will receive a super chunk out of our range of chocolate bars.

    Including:

    - 30 bean to bar chocolate bars
    - 24 bars of coconut nectar sweetened bars
    - 20 large caramel bars

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    Pledge £375 or more About $496

    Small Business Gift Package

    Receive 70 bars of our top chocolate bars to share with your relations. This is a perfect Christmas gift.

    With our packaging team we can pack them in any combination, add a personal message.

    It will be the perfect Christmas gift.

    The options for this selection are:

    1. Chuncho - Urubamba Valley, Peru
    2. Mono Bravo Arribia - Esmeraldas Equador
    3. Maya Mountain - Belize
    4. Öko-Caribe - Dominican Republic
    5. Cahabón - Guatemala
    6. Sierra Nevada - Macon, Colombia
    7. Tumaco - Pacific coast of Colombia
    8. Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada, Colombia
    9. Alto Beni - Bolivia
    10. Talamanca - Peru

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    Pledge £400 or more About $529

    Exclusive tasting for 12 months

    Receive a box of chocolate every month for the entire year. Surprise yourself or a friend to our best. In your box you will find our top bean to bar chocolate and our micro batch chocolate.

    Remember the micro batches are only available via the subscription boxes

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    Pledge £640 or more About $841

    The chocolate workshop for 8 people

    Our Chocolate Workshop

    Come and join us during our workshop, you and 7 friends.

    A fantastic day of chocolate fun. We will have the time to sit and talk chocolate, food and drinks.

    We will pair our favourite chocolate with our favourite foods and you will leave with some chocolate for home to share.

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    Medium Business Gift Package

    Receive 120 bars of our top chocolate bars to share with your relations. This is a perfect Christmas gift.

    With our packaging team we can pack them in any combination, add a personal message

    It will be the perfect Christmas gift.

    The options for this selection are:

    1. Chuncho - Urubamba Valley, Peru
    2. Mono Bravo Arribia - Esmeraldas Equador
    3. Maya Mountain - Belize
    4. Öko-Caribe - Dominican Republic
    5. Cahabón - Guatemala
    6. Sierra Nevada - Macon, Colombia
    7. Tumaco - Pacific coast of Colombia
    8. Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada, Colombia
    9. Alto Beni - Bolivia
    10. Talamanca - Peru

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    Large Business Gift Package

    Receive 300 bars of our top chocolate bars to share with your relations. This is a perfect Christmas gift.

    With our packaging team we can pack them in any combination, add a personal message.

    It will be the perfect Christmas gift.

    The options for this selection are:

    1. Chuncho - Urubamba Valley, Peru
    2. Mono Bravo Arribia - Esmeraldas Equador
    3. Maya Mountain - Belize
    4. Öko-Caribe - Dominican Republic
    5. Cahabón - Guatemala
    6. Sierra Nevada - Macon, Colombia
    7. Tumaco - Pacific coast of Colombia
    8. Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada, Colombia
    9. Alto Beni - Bolivia
    10. Talamanca - Peru

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Funding period

- (30 days)