KOMPAS.com – What started as a mission to help farmers has led to international success for the products of Indonesian chocolate brand Krakakoa.
Founder and CEO of Krakakoa Sabrina outlined the vision and mission of the brand which is to have a positive social impact on Indonesian farmers and to earn a profit.
Sabrina added that Indonesian chocolate has immense potential to meet the global demand for this beloved sweet treat which continues to grow annually.
“The potential for Indonesia is huge and we are confident that our country produces good quality cocoa beans.”
Sabrina shared that there were several measures she had to take to ensure Krakakoa was up to international quality.
One was to guide the cocoa bean farmers by educating them on essential information on producing high-grade cocoa beans. The company also purchases the cocoa beans for a fair price from farmers on its network.
“We have trained and guided nearly 2,000 farmers although some of them plant other commodities or are focused on other things. But in total, we have around 500 to 1,000 active farmers.”
When it comes to creating Indonesian products that can reach the international market, Sabrina admitted that it was no easy feat.