Fazenda Camboa in Bahia Brazil, is a farm that has been in operation and in the family since 1942.
We count ourselves as very fortunate to still be able to work with and enjoy these wonderful beans today as the farm was nearly wiped out in the 1990s by Witches’ Broom disease (which destroyed much of Brazil’s cacao industry). Annual production at Fazenda Camboa dropped by over 96% as a result of this devastating disease, but they did not give up and worked with a skilled agronomist who developed a method to save many of the trees that were affected by the disease.
A key part of Fazenda Camboa’s journey of recovery was their adoption of organic farming methods. Their single-estate beans are both USDA and Brazil IBD-certified organic.