SECTION I / INTRODUCTION

A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
IN ALL ITS DIMENSIONS

Cacao Oro is a large scale, social impact driven, sustainable agroforestry business, producing fine flavor cacao and high-quality Robusta coffee.

Our success allows for creating shared growth, economic opportunity and social support for our neighboring communities; focusing on the small farmers and the families within.

SECTION II / OUR STORY

THE
CACAO ORO
STORY

As a large industrial scale (3000 hectare) Agroforestry company formed in 2014 and located in RACCN (Region Atlantica de la Costa Caribe Norte). We focus on reclaiming and reforesting land by planting native precious hardwood trees, fine-flavor cacao varietals, and genetically advanced rust-free Robusta coffee on restored land. The company’s efforts are reflected not only in restored landscapes on degraded land, but also in better lives for our 350+ employees and for the neighboring communities surrounding our farm.

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SECTION III / OUR STORY / WHY NICARAGUA

COUNTRY
ADVANTAGES

Tropical Climate: Nicaragua’s climate is a boon for diverse agricultural activities, offering a predictable growing season.
Stable Currency: The Nicaraguan currency’s convertibility and pegging to the USD provide economic stability, facilitating international trade.
Investment Incentives: The country champions free foreign land ownership, a policy that encourages international investment in agriculture and other sectors.
Strategic Location for Exporting: Nicaragua’s geographical position is ideal for logistics, offering efficient routes to both Eastern and Western markets.
Skilled Labor Pool: The country has an abundance of skilled labor, vital for both agricultural and industrial sectors, supported by a rich history in agriculture.
Agricultural Infrastructure: With a history deeply intertwined with agriculture, Nicaragua offers readily available farm inputs, enhancing production capabilities.
Robust Infrastructure: Good quality multi-lane paved roads ensure that transportation across the country is efficient, crucial for the export of goods.
Energy Access: The availability of grid-power linkage is essential for the operation of modern agricultural and processing facilities, ensuring sustainability and efficiency.

SECTION III / OUR STORY / WHY NICARAGUA

IDEAL FARMING CONDITIONS

Our operation takes full advantage of Nicaragua’s ideal farming conditions for growing superior cacao, a native crop in Latin America. Nicaragua offers rich, fertile, volcanic soil on affordable land, motivated labor, plentiful rainfall, and ease of export from ports on both the east and west coasts. The country also has strong laws to protect their rainforest lands, while respecting those territories owned by the various indigenous peoples in the country.

SECTION IV / OUR FARM

FINCA LA ROSITA

The Cacao Oro plantation is designed around a single, 3200-hectare farm that supports our 2000 hectares of cacao production. Cacao Oro has planted more that 2.8 million cacao trees, and more than 250,000 hardwood trees for reforestation under our agroforestry model. Within this landscape, we have dedicated 150 hectares to the cultivation of Robusta coffee, and we have responsibly set aside and expansive natural habitat reserve spanning 770 hectares.

The size of the plantation provides optimal economies of scale along with the need for innovation a operational levels. The production of micro-grafted cacao plants is carried out twice a year our permanent nursery with 1.5 hectares under sun shade cover and a production capacity of 1,500,000 plants per year. Delivering fine quality cacao extends to genetic selection, where we maintain and select from 19 cacao varietals to achieve the desired flavor characteristics and consistency of quality. These varietals include some with a Costa Rican Catie influence with fine flavor and strong production attributes.

SECTION IV / OUR FARM

NEW PROCESSING CENTER

We have designed an industrial-capacity cacao bean fermentation center with specialized mechanical dryers, and we use custom designed sorting and packaging equipment, all designed to control production quality.

The new facility is 6800 square meters with adjoining structures that will hold our fermentation equipment. The center includes connection to the national power grid (to compliment available renewable energy sources), climate controlled covered storage, truck docking area, and the necessary internet coverage. The new center improves our export logistics by reducing the distance to the east coast port of Puerto Cabezas from 140 kilometers down to 100 kilometers on a road that has now been paved.

SECTION IV / OUR FARM

Farm Facts

At the heart of our operations lies a profound commitment to sustainability and the well-being of our community. Our farm, sprawling across a vast expanse, is not just a place of agricultural productivity but a testament to our dedication to environmental conservation and social responsibility.

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable certification – 800 hectare nature reserve – Free Trade Zone – Low trace cadmium levels – 100% grafted plants – On-farm medical clinic – Worker housing for 180+ employees – 160-200 additional employees come in each day – 295 kilometers of roads on the farm
Rainforest Alliance Sustainable certification – 800 hectare nature reserve – Free Trade Zone – Low trace cadmium levels – 100% grafted plants – On-farm medical clinic – Worker housing for 180+ employees – 160-200 additional employees come in each day – 295 kilometers of roads on the farm

SECTION IV / OUR FARM

SUSTAINABILITY

As a large, industrial-scale (3,500 hectare) agroforestry company located in RACCN (Region Autonoma de la Costa Caribe Norte) in North Eastern Nicaragua, we focus on reclaiming and reforesting land by planting native, precious hardwood trees, fine-flavor cacao varietals, and genetically advanced, rust-free Robusta coffee on restored land. The company’s efforts are reflected not only in restored landscapes on degraded land, but also in better lives for our 500+ employees and for the neighboring communities surrounding our farm.

We believe the pursuit of land restoration means respect for environmental integrity, including the benefits of flora and fauna biodiversity and preserving natural habitat. We have developed best practices for cacao and coffee operations to increase quality and productivity, while striving to be an industry model as stewards of the land for the benefit of our employees and Nicaragua. This is demonstrated through our sustainable certification, awarded by Rainforest Alliance and our ongoing community outreach involvement.

SECTION IV / OUR FARM

CACAO ORO ACTIONS

As a large, industrial-scale (3,500 hectare) agroforestry company located in RACCN (Region Autonoma de la Costa Caribe Norte) in North Eastern Nicaragua, we focus on reclaiming and reforesting land by planting native, precious hardwood trees, fine-flavor cacao varietals, and genetically advanced, rust-free Robusta coffee on restored land. The company’s efforts are reflected not only in restored landscapes on degraded land, but also in better lives for our 500+ employees and for the neighboring communities surrounding our farm.

We believe the pursuit of land restoration means respect for environmental integrity, including the benefits of flora and fauna biodiversity and preserving natural habitat. We have developed best practices for cacao and coffee operations to increase quality and productivity, while striving to be an industry model as stewards of the land for the benefit of our employees and Nicaragua. This is demonstrated through our sustainable certification, awarded by Rainforest Alliance and our ongoing community outreach involvement.

SECTION V / SOCIAL IMPACT / OVERVIEW

SOCIAL IMPACT

As a large, industrial-scale (3,500 hectare) agroforestry company located in RACCN (Region Autonoma de la Costa Caribe Norte) in North Eastern Nicaragua, we focus on reclaiming and reforesting land by planting native, precious hardwood trees, fine-flavor cacao varietals, and genetically advanced, rust-free Robusta coffee on restored land. The company’s efforts are reflected not only in restored landscapes on degraded land, but also in better lives for our 500+ employees and for the neighboring communities surrounding our farm.

We believe the pursuit of land restoration means respect for environmental integrity, including the benefits of flora and fauna biodiversity and preserving natural habitat. We have developed best practices for cacao and coffee operations to increase quality and productivity, while striving to be an industry model as stewards of the land for the benefit of our employees and Nicaragua. This is demonstrated through our sustainable certification, awarded by Rainforest Alliance and our ongoing community outreach involvement.

SECTION V / SOCIAL IMPACT / PROGRAMS

CURRENT SOCIAL
AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

SECTION V / SOCIAL IMPACT

OUTGROWERS

As a large, industrial-scale (3,500 hectare) agroforestry company located in RACCN (Region Autonoma de la Costa Caribe Norte) in North Eastern Nicaragua, we focus on reclaiming and reforesting land by planting native, precious hardwood trees, fine-flavor cacao varietals, and genetically advanced, rust-free Robusta coffee on restored land. The company’s efforts are reflected not only in restored landscapes on degraded land, but also in better lives for our 500+ employees and for the neighboring communities surrounding our farm.

We believe the pursuit of land restoration means respect for environmental integrity, including the benefits of flora and fauna biodiversity and preserving natural habitat. We have developed best practices for cacao and coffee operations to increase quality and productivity, while striving to be an industry model as stewards of the land for the benefit of our employees and Nicaragua. This is demonstrated through our sustainable certification, awarded by Rainforest Alliance and our ongoing community outreach involvement.

SECTION VI / OUR TEAM

INDUSTRY
VETERANS

Cacao Oro’s management team is fully-integrated with dedicated agronomists and environmental sustainability experts who have several decades of experience. Long-term leadership is in place, along with a talent promotion track to keep and encourage properly trained managers as we continue to grow our Central American operation.

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CONTACT US

LA ROSITA FARM

Cacao Oro de Nicaragua AN y CIA. Ltda Finca Cacao Oro – Rosita, RACCN Comunidad El Black, Waspado

MANAGUA OFFICES

Edificio Cámara de Comercio oficial Española Restaurante la Marseillaise 1/2c arriba, Los Robles, Managua

FREE TRADE ZONE

Plantel Industrial Cacao Oro – KM 413 C. Pto Cabezas, empalme las Breñas, Rosita, RACCN Comunidad Las Breñas

TELEPHONE

Sales: +505-8953-4836
Administration: +505-8883-3133

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