With Love From Samoa
The Koko Samoa started as a way to continue the dream of our dad Maalo, who tirelessly nurtured a plantation of cacao, coconuts, bananas and other delicious permaculture produce.
We are a small, family run business based in two locations; the beautiful island of Upolu and Sydney, Australia. We believe that it is important to make small changes in your life to protect what we value most, whether its our health or our environment. We use cacao from trees planted on our farm, and neighbouring villages and we labour alongside other businesses who hold similar values and dreams, to make sure we get the coverage Samoa deserves. Using Koko (cacao) as an ingredient, we are not only able to produce delicious beverages, but also a wide range of products that can be enjoyed anywhere!
Connected By A Shared Love.
Our family business, The Koko Samoa, gets its name from the Samoan cacao bean and its derived beverage, which is steeped in tradition. Samoan cacao, affectionately referred to as "Koko", is our primary product.
Our cacao and cacao husks are single-origin, vegan friendly and 100% organic. The fine flavour profiles comes from a rich history, nutrient dense volcanic soil and lush green mountains surrounded by sea and sun.
Our other Makeki products help us connect people from all around the world, with a shared love of Samoa.
Through it all, our mission has remained the same. That is to improve the quality of life for Samoan families, by connecting them to a global village.
Cacao has been cultivated in Samoa for over 700 years. Many of our cacao trees at our family farm were planted over 100 years ago, and the beans are hand picked when they are ripe in October. Samoan cacao is becoming more popular not only in Samoa but also across the world, bringing sustainable economic development to families in villages where trees are planted. The tree is in fact a medium to long term investment for a family. We plan to keep planting more trees, as well as acquiring more cacao from other villages, to secure the livelihoods of those families who own land with cacao trees. We also believe that "Koko" are the seeds of prosperity for future generations of the Samoa. We are quite small still but we are passionate about what we do and we will always be creating new products with our key ingredient.
A Quick Hello From Lasi
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“You will not find higher quality cacao than Koko Samoa. I work as a health consultant and I was searching for a brand that has not been modified or refined, as raw cacao nibs is a must for health! Not only am I incredibly satisfied with the product, but also with the outstanding customer service! I am a customer for life!”