We are a group of Mexicans passionate about cocoa. Our mission is to raise the quality of life of all those involved in the process, from those who plant and harvest, to those who consume our bars.
Cuna de Piedra is a tribute to the cocoa from Mexico. The constant admiration for what is ours gives us the task of honoring and exalting it.
Each of our chocolates is a reflection of the best teaching that nature has left us; respect the times so that the good takes its course.
In traditional cocoa production chains, there are at least 6 intermediaries before the product reaches the final consumers. We do not have intermediaries, we deal directly with the people who are in direct contact with the land and we only work with those who sow, harvest and ferment in the same place, thus we make sure that our allies receive the highest compensation for what their own land gives them.
Our dream is that this practice is increasingly common among those who harvest cocoa, and that we, through Cuna de Piedra, can support them to continue with their ancient legacy.
Salineras Milenarias of Zapotitlán Salinas
Slow Food México is part of the global Slow Food network, an international non-profit organization that promotes good, clean and fair food for every person on the planet. Within their great mission, they develop food preservation projects of great agro-cultural significance which they designate with the title of Bastion, this appointment is a very special way of naming and protecting their origin considering different aspects such as susceptibility to extinction its region, its ecosystem, its traditional production method and / or its genetic endemism.
The movement's mission resonates with the values of CUNA DE PIEDRA, that is why we chose Fossil Salt of its Project for the Preservation of the Millennial Salt Mines of Zapotitlán Salinas. More than the result of our final product, we ended up captivated by what this salt represents for Mexican history, gastronomy and culture.
* Photo by Slow Food México.
Numa Gamaa Ski Yu Me’Phaa Community
The community where we provide our hibiscus flower is located in Acatepec and Ayutla de los Libres, in the high mountain area of Guerrero, Mexico, one of the most vulnerable areas of our country.
They are known as Tlapanecos, however the meaning of their name as a group is much deeper: Numa Gamaa ("Thank you very much God Father-Mother"), Ski Yu ("for power, strength and knowledge" ), Me & # x27; Phaa (“to our people, the people who have no body / free”).
This town has reinforced its collaborative identity, thanks to the creation of the organized Agricultural Cooperative by Margarita Muciño, a sociologist with more than 40 years of experience in human labor, who came to the area due to the deforestation situation due to the demand for wood, malnutrition caused by destabilization of the mountain ecosystem and social chaos as a result of not have a sustainable and harmonious terroir.
Since we made contact with Margarita, I identified We immediately found a great woman who has left everything to give herself for the land and the people. Thanks to the community reorganization, a strong identity has been generated among the people who make up the community, a feeling of self-sufficiency has been achieved, 32 springs have been rehabilitated in the area, there is more food available for everyone and a lower rate of malnutrition in children.
They have faced pressure to apply for organic certification, but paying these regulatory agencies heavily undercapitalizes small indigenous farmers who live from day to day. For them the term Organic is left over, their agro-ecological hibiscus is Criolla, the original variety introduced by the Spaniards who arrived on the shores of Guerrero, and the Me & # x27; Phaa since then, have been in charge of asking the Father-Mother God for permission. To sow, they calculate the lunar phases well to honor the earth as it should and do not use any intervention from the industrial world for this.
Beyond what we can consume from Jamaica as an ingredient for our chocolates, we want to be the voice of our brothers Me & # x27; Phaa, that everyone knows that they grow the best flower of Jamaica with which we could have found and we are committed to linking their indigenous smallholdings with the global market to promote the development of the field Mexican.
* Photo provided by the community.
Buna is a Mexican company whose mission is to share coffee and rich chocolate while preserving the Mexican ecosystems.
They collaborate with 600 peasant families in 10 coffee-producing states promoting an agenda of agroecological practices.
BUNA is certified as Company B, by B Corp, the highest standard for businesses in favor of building favorable ecosystems to provide solutions to social and environmental problems.
We are very happy to make this alliance with our now chocolate-producing colleagues on a mission to enhance what the Mexican land offers.
Mezcaleros of Santiago Matatlán
In Oaxaca, there is a town called Santiago Matatlán, located in the central valleys, which is considered the "world capital of mezcal" because all its activity revolves around this distillate.
The idea of making chocolates with Mezcal was born as an inspiration for the authentic flavors of our land. We are passionate about the richness and diversity that exists within the world of Mezcal, attributes that remind us precisely of what makes our country great.
We proudly work with the Mezcaleros Joel Santiago and Cutberto Santiago and their families, who They have been dedicated to this activity throughout their lives and work hard to make the Mezcal legacy last forever.