Planting Season is Here Again!
In agriculture, everything moves in cycles. Now with rainy season approaching full flow, our coffee farming team in Boquete, Panama is getting ready to plant another 107,280 saplings throughout our network of 12 specialty coffee farms! The majority of these saplings (79,992 to be exact) will go into the “raw land” farms in the Jaramillo region with the balance goingContinue reading
How Peini Cacao Selected It’s New Chocolate Making Equipment
By Armando Choco, Executive Chocolate Maker, Mahogany Chocolate, Our business model is focused on high quality, craft chocolate. To produce a consistent, high quality product, you need full control from “seed to bean to finished product” and you need top-of-the-line equipment. Since we started in 2017, our chocolates were produced at our retail store and kitchen in San Pedro, AmbergrisContinue reading
Current Opportunities – Continued!
Picking up where we left off in our Current Opportunities update, we understand that not everyone reading these emails are Accredited Investors. So, to make sure that no investor was left behind, we made a limited number of coffee farm parcels available, once again. #2 COFFEE FARM PARCELS IN PANAMA In February of 2020, we announced that for the first time sinceContinue reading
Sweeten-Up Your Retirement Plan!
For our first 4 or 5 years of operations, we had about 30% of our clients using some form of retirement funds to acquire parcels in our coffee farms in Panama and cacao farms in Belize. It was a perfect fit! Then, for the past couple of years, as the Government’s deeding requirements changed, most US-based Custodians were no longerContinue reading
9 tons of green coffee on its way to Japan!
Over the last 2 years we have been steadily building our relationships within the coffee and chocolate industry in Japan. From our previous newsletters you will know that we brought Werner and Mitsue Rüegsegger onto our team as consultants during this time. Werner is a Swiss Chocolate Maker with 50+ years’ experience. He and Mitsue have been doing business inContinue reading
Work begins on new chocolate factory in Panama
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is coming to Boquete, Panama! We are extremely excited to have started work on our new chocolate factory. Originally the plan was for the factory to be located in the Free Zone in Panama City, but after careful consideration, we have decided to begin production in our hometown of Boquete, Panama. There are many reasons toContinue reading
Implementing New Technology in our Coffee Nursery
Building a coffee nursery is probably one of the most important activities a coffee farm needs to develop. This allows us to: Be certain of the quality of the seed, its origin, its varietal and its early treatments among many other important details. Manage the root systems of each plant from the very early beginning of seedling development Manage theContinue reading
Monitoring Our Coffee Farms During CO-VID19
The world as we know it may have slowed down, and in some cases even stopped, but life on a coffee farm and the agricultural activities that we perform, continue daily. During the week we visited our cluster of 5 farms in the Jaramillo Region, to monitor our plantations and decide on the shade control protocol that we need toContinue reading
[Progress update] Exciting cacao/chocolate offering
There is a whole lot more to selling chocolate bars than simply getting the flavor and packaging right. After you have studied the market and identified your niche, perfected your recipe and branding, then comes the “fun” part. Getting the permits in place to be able to sell your bars to the end consumer. We started this process more thanContinue reading
Financial Forecasting in Agriculture
We made a promise to you earlier this year to provide updates and regular content from other members of our Executive Team. We have sent you several reports from Valentina Pedrotti, our Biologist and Value Chain Analyst, and you recently heard from Armando Choco, our Executive Chocolate Maker. Now we are proud to share with you the first in aContinue reading