Washington, D.C.

Beginning in 1989, a disease called Witch’s Broom devastated Brazil’s cacao plantations, causing Brazil to become a net importer of cacao. Despite recent signs of recovery, most of Brazil’s cacao exports are commercial strains not of interest to chocolate geeks.

Harper Macaw is looking to change that by trading directly with single plantations in Brazil’s Atlantic and Amazon rainforests, offering an exploration of varied terroir within this once (and we think once-again) great cacao-producing nation.

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