Do you realize how interconnected everything is?
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With our new ceremonial cacao forge, we can open more hearts with cacao and make sure cacao reaches those who need it most.
We can also improve the quality and consistency of our cacao with our upgraded equipment, making sure every cup is the most delicious and medicinal cacao possible.
Additionally, our new forge allows us to engage in new strategic partnerships with other like-minded companies.
Because of all of this, our positive social impact will increase.
AND our environmental footprint will decrease.
Pretty incredible, isn’t it?!
Read below to learn more about the connection between our forthcoming strategic partnerships, our ceremonial cacao forge, and social/environmental impact!
New Strategic Partnerships
Our new forge allows us to engage in strategic manufacturing partnerships with other like-minded companies.
We’ve been in discussions to produce cacao for a number of clients, everything from cacao nibs for energy bars to custom recipes of cacao discs to replace industrial chocolate used in restaurants.
We’re thrilled that awareness of ceremonial cacao is reaching to other companies that want to uplevel their chocolate sourcing, and that they are coming to us for help.
Some of these partners have significant cacao needs, and to be able to supply that from the farmers we work with is a big win for all of us.
More Cacao = More Social Impact
When we speak to farming communities about how to positively impact them, they say, “buy more cacao!”
This is exactly what we are doing.
We are scaling our primary business of creating Firefly ceremonial cacao AND we taking on strategic partnerships to produce high-quality cacao for other companies.
Thus, we spend a lot more money on cacao beans! All of which goes directly into the pockets of our farming communities.
Our social impact is built into the high price we pay for cacao, so more cacao purchases equal more benefit to the thousands of small farmers that we work with.
During the pandemic, we were one of very few companies that stayed committed to their cacao purchasing agreements.
This provided our farmers with a consistent source of income to better support their families and sustainably continue their vocations during a time of great uncertainty.
Positive Environmental Impact
The incredible benefits of our new forge extend beyond humans. In fact, Mother Earth will benefit too.
We are actively working to decrease the amount of energy it takes to go into a pound of finished cacao.
We already run entirely on renewable energy.
And our new forge brings further improvements like daylight tubes, so we can work without artificial light.
The forge also has high thermal mass and a newly insulated roof, allowing us to operate in summer without air conditioning!
Next we’re looking at transit emissions reductions and sustainability of packaging materials, more on that soon!
We’ll also be able to buy in larger quantities.
This results in fewer shipments and carbon emissions in order for the cacao to reach us.
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With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,
Jonas & The Firefly Family
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