Maraná was born from our passion for Peruvian cacao, our commitment to the people who dedicate their work and lives to this bean, and our desire to make the best chocolate possible.
For years, most of the farmers who now grow cacao found themselves limited to planting coca leaf, the only option with which they could make a living. Later, in the 1990s, a program was introduced to offer alternatives to the coca leaf, among them, cacao. Since then, these courageous farmers have become leading players in a process of tremendous change. Once they began to sow cacao on their lands, they succeeded in not only transforming their lives, but changing the direction of the entire country.
At Maraná, we value the work of our cacao farmers and seek to make a real impact on their lives and those of their families.
We work with them hand-in- hand, as partners, implementing fair price policies that ensure sustainable development and sound living conditions. We also organize programs aimed at improving their harvesting and post-harvesting techniques and optimizing the quality of their products, thus allowing them to gain access to markets that offer higher prices. Their progress is our progress.
In Maraná we have the passion to make the best chocolate, that’s why we look in detail every part of the process from the cacao farms, so we can get the best cacao beans in our factory.
We work with the finest selections of Peruvian cacao beans from three different regions of Perú: Cusco, Piura and San Martín. Let its flavors surprise you!
We are a small batch craft chocolate maker, we work each batch in a unique and special way so we can bring out all the incredible flavors and aromas of our cacao beans.
We believe that flavor should came with a nice and elegant texture. We put a lot of focus in our refining, conching and tempering process, so we can assure all our bars bring a unique experience of flavor, aromas and creaminess that will transport you to “The Roots of Peruvian Chocolate”.
We are a Company 100% Organic Certified
Maraná’s commitment also includes the environment and our customers’ health. That’s why we use 100% organic ingredients in all of our chocolates.
The result can be tasted in their fresh, intense flavor and smelled in their aromas, which transport us back to the origin of it all, the land where the world’s best cacao is grown.