Cacao Prieto was founded by Daniel Prieto Preston, an inventor and aerospace engineer, whose family has been farming organic cacao in the Dominican Republic for more than 100 years. The Prieto family owns Coralina Farms which provides all of the cacao for Cacao Prieto’s chocolates and spirits. Coralina Farms is also the center for long-ranging experiments in self-sustainable and organic farming methods and the repository and preservation center for Dominican Cacao biodiversity.
Cacao Prieto products are sourced from organic cacao beans from Coralina farms and organic sugars from the Dominican Republic — in this way Cacao Prieto is now one of the very few chocolate companies in the world that is completely vertically integrated from the farm to the finished product. Cacao Prieto produces a line of fine chocolate bars in a variety of cocoa percentages and styles and a line of all-natural bonbons in wondrous flavors. Cacao Prieto also produces a variety of cacao-based rums and liqueurs whose unique flavors are derived from the cacao fermentation process itself.
100% organic, 100% passionately made in house from pods to beans; from bars to bonbons; from hard science to the ethereal joy of tasting high quality chocolate, Cacao Prieto aims to link the best of the New and Old Worlds to re-define the manufacture, processing and,of course, the pleasures of chocolate and chocolate based liqueurs and rums.