Makira has two guest houses, a grass landing strip, a small hospital, and Lucy's all-female cocoa farm. It is the personal, artisanal nature of the farm that ensures the distinct character of this delightful chocolate.
Tasting notes: Soft grapefruit and raisin tones married with rich caramel. To enjoy fully, take time to let the flavours develop on the palate.
Dairy-free, suitable for vegans, Halal, Kosher (KLBD) and produced in a no nut factory.
The firetree, or cocoa tree as we often call it, thrives in rich, porous volcanic soil. This is why Firetree source their cocoa from remote volcanic islands like those in the southern Pacific and Madagascar.
Each variation is created with cocoa from just one single estate or farmholding. This allows you to enjoy the distinct tastes and nuances of each chocolate in the same way you might enjoy a fine wine.
All the cocoa is produced by local farmers, who Firetree deal with directly instead of working through agents. By cutting out the middle man, the farmers get more for their hard work and quality. By paying a substantial premium above the market rate, these farmers get the chance to provide for their families and commit to high agricultural standards that makes for great cocoa. This also means that the farmers can afford to maintain the highest ethical and sustainable standards possible.