La Rosita

The Cacao Oro plantation is designed around a single, 3,000-hectare farm that supports our 2,000 hectares of net cocoa production. Cacao Oro has planted more than 2.2 million cocoa trees on the 2,000-hectare La Rosita Farm and more than 250,000 hardwood trees for reforestation under our agroforestry model. With over 2.2 million cocoa trees on 2,000-hectares, more than 250,000 hardwood trees for reforestation and a permanent nursery under sun shade cover with production capacity of 1,500,000 plants per year.
The size of the plantation provides optimal economies of scale along with the need for innovation at all operational levels. The production of micro-grafted cocoa plants is carried out twice a year in the Cacao Oro permanent nursery with 1.50 hectares under sun shade cover and a production capacity of 1,500,000 plants per year.

Genetic Plant

We have taken full advantage of both our proprietary genetic plant materials and recognized regional cocoa varieties to delivery cocoa beans with fine flavor characteristics in large production volumes – the ideal combination. Our farm has the following varieties of cocoa currently planted on the farm: CATIE R-1, CATIE R-4, CATIE R-6, CC-137, ICS-39, PMCT-58 and Costa Caribe Especial Clones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9. These varieties are distinguished by the size of their beans (greater than 1 gram), their organoleptic flavors, and resistance to disease.


Cacao Oro has concentrated on new agricultural innovation, farm technology, and equipment innovation, all of which are required by the farm’s operational scale. We have designed an industrial-capacity cocoa bean fermentation center with specialized mechanical dryers, and we use state-of-the-art sorting and packaging equipment, all designed to control our product quality. These processes and machinery have been customized specifically for our crop production volumes.

New Processing

Cacao Oro recently purchased an additional 64 hectares of land near the town of Las Brenas, that is approximately 1 kilometer from the main road leading to the east coast port of Puerta Cabezas. This new land has been partitioned with 14 hectares being developed as the site for our new 6795 square meter steel building and adjoining structures that will hold our custom fermentation and drying facilities.
The center includes connection to the national power grid, climate controlled covered storage, truck docking and access area, and high-speed internet connection to support required technology. This new center reduces the distance to the port of Puerto Cabezas from 140 kilometers to 100 kilometers on a road that is currently being paved which further eases our export logistics.