There's more than just beans. By upcycling the white pulp of the cocoa fruit, we increase the income for cocoa farmers. This extra pay surpasses the premium price paid by known certification labels. For the cocoa pulp, we pay farmers a minimum of $ 344 income increase per ton of dried cocoa beans. Common certifications typically pay $ 70-240 of extra income.
At Koa, we stand for direct trade and paying the farmers on the harvest day via mobile money. This ensures that the money reaches the farmer directly and at the same time, allows you to trace the payments back to the origin.
You want 100% transparency, just like we do. Get full proof that the payment has reached the cocoa farmers. To give you full confidence, we use blockchain and verify every single transaction.
And if you're now thinking: Is Koa paying the farmers with Bitcoins? Don't worry! We pay farmers with real money. Blockchain is, simply put, a technology that can record anything of value with full transparency.
As our processing site is mobile, we’re able to process the cocoa fruits next to the cocoa farms. Thanks to solar energy, we can work even in remote areas.
Solar power also enables us to immediately cool the cocoa pulp to guarantee the best quality. This is the first step of our production chain, in the heart of the tropical rainforest.
At Koa, we spot the potential to empower people. In 2017, we had the sparkling idea of how to contribute to sustainable growth in rural Ghana. We discovered that the cocoa fruit has much to offer besides the beans. The fruit pulp lets us increase farmers’ income, create new jobs in rural areas and is a resource for added value for the people and planet.
Let us know what step of our production process you would like to know more about, if you have any new ideas and most importantly if you like our Koa products.