Finca Elvesia, a 200 hectare organic cacao farm in the Dominican Republic, was heavily impacted by Hurricane Fiona which struck the Eastern part of the island hard in September 2022. The damage from this storm meant we were unable to source any cacao from Finca Elvesia in 2023.
The trees have been recovering since and have slowly begun to produce again this Fall. The Winter crop is expected to be small, but assuming weather is decent in the Spring, they are expecting a substantial bumper crop by April 2024. We are looking forward to being able to once again sourc their excellent cacao in the new year.
-- Alex Whitmore, Taza CEO
Visiting Finca Elvesia
Our most recent in-person visit to Finca Elvesia was in June 2022.
*Price based on FOB terms and equal to the negotiated fixed price or to the negotiated premium plus the world market price on the day the contract is closed
**Price the individual farmer receives for their cacao prior to its export. Taza's 2016 Transparency Report, "Let's Talk Price" provides an in-depth exploration of the topic
*** Wages are paid in local currency and are translated into USD, but are not adjusted for purchasing power or a country's cost of living. Where a range is given, wages vary based on type of work and skill and experience level. In all cases, our Partners pay employees at or above their country's minimum wage