OhmGnomes Peruvian Cacao Criollo
Heirloom. Direct. Ethical.
From the San Martin region of the Pristine Peruvian high jungle, we bring you Fresh, Fair, Happy Heirloom Cacao Criollo. Sourced Fairly and Directly from our own magical farm and several farming cooperatives we’ve banded together with, we bring you a true experience of what cacao should taste like!
Choosing OhmGnomes Cacao is a choice for Well Paid Farmers, for Regenerative Economics, and for Direct Real Food grown Regeneratively and with Love. While we could emphasize the western model of “ceremonial” cacao and how our product defines that category, we wish to elaborate instead on the ground ceremonial work of Happy Farmers living Happy Lives close to the land that they love with a healthy family and dirty farming hands. This is about loving the land, eating the best possible, and earning well financially and ethically all the while. We together are changing not just how we see Cacao but how we see All Food! Direct and Ethical is what we strive for!
May this Cacao be our gift to your Health and Wellness!
Our Cacao Favorites:
Where We Source:
Growing & Curing
The Flavor Profiles
Tour Our Farms & Factory
Multilevel Permaculture Based Food Forests
Our Farmers regularly integrate a diversity of food crops, herbs, and flowers into their Cacao groves as a means of:
• Stimulating Biodiversity
• Building More Resilient Food Systems &
• Conserving Inputs & Maximizing Outputs
Bananas, Plantains, Giant Coconuts, Turmeric, Ginger, Cacao, Mohambo, Marigolds, Tarragon, and more can all be found in less than 1 acre of many of our cooperatives cacao groves!
Heirloom Organic Cacao Criollo
We have teamed up with various cooperatives of organic farmers throughout the San Martin Region to collectively produce an heirloom variety of Cacao called Criollo, or "Old World". This varietal of Cacao is famous for the incredible flavor profile, incredibly small yields, and potent effects unmatched by the more common, industrial quality, Forestero cocoa beans most are used to. With a rich profile of theobromine, caffeine, flavonoids, and trace minerals, Cacao Criollo is the purest way to indulge in the magical realms of real Cacao & real Chocolate.
Nova Terra - Our (other) Single Source for Cacao Nibs
San Pedro de Cumbaza, Peru
While all our Cacao Nibs at OhmGnomes meet a critical set of standards for use, some beans just excel beyond all others and we isolate those. Nova Terra, our neighbors in San Pedro, provide some of the world's most uniquely tasting, very small batch, connoisseur grade, Cacao Nibs that stand out amongst a region of amazing choices. Utilizing magic, biodynamic farming practices, low inputs, and a very special terroir, or growing region, Nova Terra is simply producing a Cacao Bean that will stop even the biggest Cacao eater with a smile & a WOW!
Nova Terra is our exclusive source for our
OhmGnomes GOLD LABEL Cacao Nibs.
Tierra de Los Gnomos
San Pedro de Cumbaza
Tierra de Los Gnomos is our flagship 12.5 acre Cacao Criollo Grove and to-be Permaculture Plant Medicine Retreat Center that sits nestled in the San Martin Region of Peru right at the nexus of the Cachiyacu River and the Cumbaza River. Wanting to nestle into the San Martin community that we love so much, we found an amazing space that is producing small amounts of cacao already and is preened to be naturally multilevel farmed for inclusions in our chocolates and cacao as well as our growing community within the coming years.
Our dreams are big and we are starting out small so that we may fill out the extra-large shoes with time. This will soon be a space to invite the world to for healing, playing, and learning. By choosing OhmGnomes you are helping us to actualize our dreams to be healers and bearers of plant alchemy.
Drop into the Jungle
Take a moment to appreciate the magic of the environments where this very cacao is being grown! Lush, organically and regeneratively maintained, bio-rich land that has been passed down through generations of farmers who love growing food for the world to enjoy!
Our Cacao Factory
We host a full in-house Bean-to-Bar service in our humble but fully stocked chocolate factory! We expertly roast, winnow, stone grind, and temper our beans, paste, and chocolate at precision temperatures that maintain the purity & integrity of our Cacao from source to sell!
Direct Farmer Relationships
In collaboration with Makao, we are deeply seeding
Positive, Fulfilling, and Ethical relationships
with our farmers and communities into our business model.
In fostering higher living standards in San Martin with our farmers, we:
• Offer Above Commodity & Fair Trade Pricing by more than 10%.
• Guaranteed Purchase Contracts & Pay Advances
• Farmer Education on Better Growing Practices, Administrative Hurdles, and Financial Competency
• Access To Affordable Post Harvest Services
• Access to Global Markets
Full Post Harvest Services
Utilizing generations of experience in the Cacao Industry, at our Chocolate Factory we offer expert Post Harvest services from transport, to fermentation, drying, and finally to packaging & labeling. We keep everything Post Harvest in-house to maintain the special care for our beans that we believe gives life and magic to the final product! At Makao we:
• Ferment Our Beans in Custom Made & Sanitizable Fermentation Boxes
• Indirectly Sun Dry Our Beans Instead of In Direct Sun
• Offer Full Service Chocolatier & Design Packages
Professionally Trained Chocolatiers
Every gnomie of our Chocolate Factory Tribe has been professionally trained by global experts in the Chocolate Industry. Utilizing skill sets acquired from around the world, our team alchemically & artfully handcrafts every Bean-to-Bar Chocolate with finesse & love in order to best share the abundant magic of Cacao. This is what we all love to do and find our loudest callings in!
Always Organic and Hand Picked
All of our Cacao Criollo is ORGANIC, FARM DIRECT, AND HAND PICKED! We process and manufacture our products with a strict level of quality that permits us to share, from start to finish, an experience of REAL CACAO that is hard to forget. We do occasionally turn down crops that do not meet our levels of quality and when this happens, we strive to create synergistic dialogue with our farmers as to how we can all improve our processes to reduce future turn-aways.
When our cacao finally arrives in your home, know that this product has been produced ethically, in licensed facilities, by happy people, with lots of love, and a strict eye to quality.
Cacao Beans, Nibs, & Paste Available!
We offer all of our products at both retail & wholesale levels! Follow the link below to purchase in small to large quantities!
Versatile Ingredient for Chocolates, Drinking Cacao, & Baking
No matter what project you're up to in your magical kitchen, we have the ingredients you're looking for! From the home maker to the large scale food business, we can happily serve all levels of cacao connoisseurs.
Ethically Sourced & Regeneratively Farmed
Our Farmers are paid at above Fair Trade minimums, use indigenous methods of tending the forests and crops, and are lovingly dedicated to providing a healthy crop to the world!