First of all welcome to the story of Cacao Vita. It is here where we will give monthly updates on our company and our progress, along with the most trying situations that we run into.
This story started in 2016 on Nelson Avenue, apartment #4 in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was tax season at my current job and I yearned for something more, something where I could grind, something that would allow me to get out and interact with people. I wasn't sure what that was but I knew I wanted to be involved in something regarding health and wellness. This is when I stumbled across the Cacao Bean.
We all have heard of chocolate and it is something found in everyones diet one way or another. But where does it come from and why is dark chocolate supposedly healthy for us in moderation? Well in reality it is because of the Cacao Bean. All chocolate comes from the Cacao Bean and unprocessed it has one of the highest antioxidant contents on the planet. After sampling many different varieties, from several different companies we decided to launch a business to both educate people about the Cacao Bean as well as offer several different varieties of Cacao.
When we started out on this journey we did not realize that Cacao Beans are just like apples, they taste very different depending on the origin, the soil and the growing conditions. As we sampled Cacao from various origins it became clear how different these flavors were. It was exciting to taste the flavor notes and that excitement continued as we envisioned how we would be different and the different product lines we could create. That is when we finally decided to stop dreaming and take our shot!
It took over a year to get all the necessary licenses, equipment, and materials but we finally made it to day one on Thursday April 13th, 2017 at the Rochester Public Market. Curiously enough our first sale was of our Nelson Ave Blend and despite the frigid temperatures that day I couldn't have felt any better than at that moment in time.
We are excited to continue to offer high quality ingredients to our customers and we hope that you enjoy our story, our products and join us on our journey. Thank you for stopping by and we hope that you continue to check back with us to see the different products that we are creating!
Have an amazing day!!!!
- Cacao Vita