FEITORIA DO CACAO

Tomoko Suga General Manager

FEITORIA DO CACAO brand started after a trip made to São Tomé and Principe by the two company managers – Tomoko Suga and Sue Tavares. In São Tomé and Principe we had the opportunity to visit several cocoa plantations (Roças) and contact directly with the people who produce cocoa. During the visits that we had the privilege of making, we were shown how cocoa is processed until it reaches the hands of chocolate producers all over the world. Not only did we learn the whole process as we were also shown the humble and bitter lives of cocoa farmers, which in no way resemble the image we have of chocolate: sweet and rich. It was, for us, a great shock. Through this direct contact, we realized how important it is to contribute to reduce the gaps and economic differences between cocoa farmers and chocolate producers. Therefore, inspired by this sensitizing experience, we put our hands to work and started FEITORIA DO CACAO project.

For a year we studied, and did training as Professional Chocolatier and Chocolate Maker, performed tests and experiments with cocoa from different countries until we reached a product that focuses on unique and special character that each Terroir can offer us. We respect its nature, paying attention to every detail in the chocolate manufacturing process: we make chocolate from the cocoa bean in micro-batches, Bean-to-Bar. At the same time we bring a unique product to the Portuguese market, since we are the pioneer company in this type of chocolate in our country, contributing to what has moved us from the beginning of the project: we pay a fair price, above the ones in domestic market, for the raw materials we use, contributing equally to the motivation of producers to a high-quality cocoa whose price is proportional and appropriate to their effort and dedication. Chocolate wins, as well as all of us who will taste it.

In Portugal, we want to change the idea of chocolate as a simple sweet for children: it is a nourishment from the Gods, to all ages.

Since 2017, Feitoria do Cacao´s chocolates have received international recognition for the most prestigious awards in the sector.

 
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Sue Tavares – Chocolate Maker









 

«2017»

Concurso Nacional Chocolates Tradicionais 2017
 GOLD… Chocolate Negro Nicarágua Nicalizo 76%
 GOLD… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017
 SILVER… Chocolate Negro Nicarágua Nicalizo 76%

International Chocolate Awards / European Bean to Bar 2017
 GOLD… Chocolate Negro Costa Rica Maleku 92%
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha

Great Taste 2017
 1 STAR … Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha

«2018»

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2018
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Nicarágua 57% + Nibs
 GOLD… Packaging – Bar wrappers

International Chocolate Awards / European Bean to Bar 2018
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Colômbia 58 + Café
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Nicarágua 57% + Nibs

Great Taste 2018
 1 STAR … Chocolate de Leite Colômbia 58 + Café
 1 STAR … Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha

«2019»

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2019
 SILVER… Chocolate de Leite Nicarágua 57% + Nibs
 BRONZE… Chocolate Branco 45% + Leite dos Açores
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha
 COMMENDED… Chocolate Negro Peru Marañón 72%
 COMMENDED… Chocolate Negro Costa Rica Maleku 76%

International Chocolate Awards / European Bean to Bar 2019
 BRONZE… Chocolate Negro Costa Rica Maleku 76%

Great Taste 2019
 2 STARS… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha

«2020»

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2020
 SILVER… Chocolate de Leite Nicarágua 57% + Nibs
 SILVER… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha
 SILVER… Chocolate Negro São Tomé 72% + Flor de Sal de Aveiro
 SILVER… Chocolate Negro Costa Rica Maleku 92%
 BRONZE… Chocolat de Leite Colômbia 58% + Café
 BRONZE… Chocolate Negro Peru Marañón 72%

«2021»

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2021
 GOLD… Chocolate Branco 42% + Matcha & Tokujou Sencha
 GOLD… Chocolate Negro Ilhas Salomão Makira 100%
 SILVER… Chocolate Branco 45% + Leite dos Açores
 SILVER… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha
 SILVER… Chocolate Negro Costa Rica Maleku 92%
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Nicarágua 57% +Nibs
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Colômbia 58% + Café
 BRONZE… Chocolate Negro Peru Marañón 72%

«2022»

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2022
 SILVER… Chocolate Branco 45% + Leite dos Açores
 SILVER… Chocolate de Leite Colômbia 58% + Café
 BRONZE… Chocolate Branco 42% + Matcha & Tokujou Sencha
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Nicarágua 57% +Nibs
 BRONZE… Chocolate de Leite Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha
 BRONZE… Chocolate Negro Peru Marañón 72%
 BRONZE… Chocolate Negro República Dominicana Zorzal 82%
 BRONZE… Chocolate Negro Ilhas Salomão Nakira 100%

Contacts

+351 234 422 890
(Chamada Rede Fixa Nacional)
geral@feitoriadocacao.com

Susana Tavares & Tomoko Suga, Lda.
EN 335
Rua Direita
Armazém Lote 5 - Salgueiro
3840-346 Soza (Vagos)

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