Discover 3 Behind the Scenes Investments You Make When Choosing Coracao
#1: Many of the ingredients in your chocolates are sourced direct from local farmers. Including organic & raw almonds from Kashiwase Farms, walnuts from Full Belly Farms, dates from Flying Disc Ranch, bee pollen from the Berkeley hills, pecans from Kaki farms, Fresh Kaffir Lime leaves from a specialty grower in San Jose and coffee beans from Blue Bottle Coffee.
#2: Every workday at the chocolate factory we provide a free, healthy team lunch. On Tuesdays, either Sean or I will pick up groceries from the Berkeley Farmer’s Market- If you see me walking around the market with overflowing bags of groceries, that's why. ;) One of the benefits of working for Coracao is a paid lunch break and free healthy lunch. It's an investment to feed our team every week. There are two reasons we do this, number one because we care about our team’s health. Having at least one healthy meal with fresh, organic Farmer’s Market veggies everyday makes a difference. As the wise, ancient Greek Hippocrates said:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
The Number two reason we do this is that sharing a communal meal brings us closer together and gives us an extra opportunity to connect and enjoy each other’s company. I have a lot of fun shopping for the team and bringing random seasonal ingredients in that they cook up for lunch- Sometimes it's kinda like Iron Chef and it makes me happy every time one of our team experiences a new food that they've never tasted before.
#3: We love our environment just as much as you and use plastic free, eco-friendly packaging. Your bars are lovingly wrapped by hand in unbleached wax paper. The little brown bags your truffles get put into at the Farmer’s Market are also unbleached. All chocolate boxes are made from recycled materials and when we do bag things like chocolate bark or blondie bars we use cellophane bags. Cellophane is made from plant based materials and is 100% biodegradable.
Thank you for choosing Coracao and thank you for choosing the absolute best for your body, your world & your taste buds.
Until next time...
With Eco-Friendly love,