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Taza makes stone ground chocolate that is seriously good and fair for all. From farm to factory, we do things differently. We do things better. We are chocolate pioneers.

It starts with Taza Direct Trade. We said no to predatory middlemen and abusive labor practices. We created the chocolate industry’s first third-party certified Direct Trade cacao sourcing program, to ensure quality and transparency for all. We have real, face-to-face relationships with growers who respect the environment and fair labor practices. They provide us with the best organic cacao, and we pay them prices significantly higher than Fair Trade. In fact, you can
see exactly what we pay them, in our groundbreaking Annual Cacao
Sourcing Transparency Reports.

Taza Direct Trade means more money for farmers, the best cacao for us, and seriously good chocolate for you.

Our 2023 Transparency Report is here! Read it now.

2022 Taza Direct Trade Sourcing Metrics

Third Party Certification

We’re serious about transparency and trust. To guarantee the integrity of our Direct Trade program, our five Direct Trade claims are independently verified each year by Quality Certification Services, a USDA-accredited organic certifier based in Gainesville, Florida. See our five verified claims here.

Our Grower Partners:      

 Taza Chocolate Sourcing Partner: Finca Elvesia Partner Profile, Dominican Republic Taza Chocolate Sourcing Partner: OKO Caribe Partner Profile, Dominican Republic
 Taza Chocolate Sourcing Partner: ABOCFA Partner Profile, Ghana Taza Chocolate Sourcing Partner: PISA Partner Profile, Haiti

View Our Transparency Reports:



“We believe both farmer and chocolate maker should share the reward of making a great product.”

Alex Whitmore, Taza Chocolate co-founder

Taza Chocolate and Haiti

We are the first US chocolate maker to purchase premium, organic cacao from Haiti! Watch the journey unfold.

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