Polochic, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
The polochic Valley is located in the state of Alta Verapaz, around 3 hours away from the Atlantic Ocean. It has great importance in Guatemala because of its location, located just outside one of the most important natural reserves in Guatemala, Sierra de las Minas, which is considered the water reserve of Guatemala, having more water births in it‘s sorroundings than any other place in Guatemala. It is also known for the great biological variety of mammals, birds and pine trees unique to the área. The cacao beans they grow in this area are known for it‘s nuty and caramel tastes, as well as small easy to ferment and dry bean. Learn more about the Polochic Valley and the amazing work of it‘s communities.
The Cacao Comittee
Part of what Cacao Embassy is trying to do is to bring a face to the cacao farmers of Guatemala, These farmers, from one of the 20 communities around the Polochic Valley who are growing cacao, are from Jolomijix IV. Most of the communities around the valley are organized this way. They work together to grow together. 100% independent farmers finding a way to join forces and become stronger. We want you to know them, we want you to remember their faces, we want you to understand who they are.