A traditional method
The RIACHUELO Plantation employs sustainable farming practices. Workers move around the plantation by mule, which minimises the risk of crop damage. The mules are also used to transport the cocoa pods.
The pods are harvested according to traditional methods. Two people are needed to carry out this task: the first person uses a pole to knock the cocoa pod to the ground, while the second retrieves it and places it into a sack. Breaking open the pods is also a two-person job: the first person cuts the pod in two, while the second collects the beans.