Welcome to Makira Gold, a Cacao Social Enterprise dedicated to enabling cacao farming communities in the Solomon Islands to reach their premium grade potential.

We are one of the leading consolidators and exporters of the specialty cacao market within the Solomon Islands.

We provide direct trade access to the emerging, premium quality, sundried cacao beans of the Solomon Islands.
We currently supply cacao beans for the bean to bar craft chocolate market in Australia and also to Europe with other markets to follow in 2018.
If you would like to enquire about our current stock, please contact us via our contact page.

We run projects across the following cacao/chocolate supply chains:

  1. Cacao farming – we have small family owned cacao farms and a fermentary/sundrying facilities on the island of Makira in the Solomon Islands.
  2. Cacao co-op – we work with cacao farmers in the West Makira district to improve post harvest processing to access the specialty cacao markets to provide farmers with a fairer and higher price.
  3. Consolidation – We buy premium grade, sundried cacao beans from cacao farmers across the Solomon Islands.
  4. Export – We export sundried cacao beans from Honiara to overseas markets.
  5. Australian distribution and sales – From Brisbane we sell cacao beans to Australian craft chocolate makers.
  6. Chocolate production – We produce bean to bar chocolate, however this will not be available for commercial sales until late 2018.

Solomon Islands cacao

The Solomons is emerging as a sought after destination by craft chocolate makers for premium craft chocolate.

A major milestone for Solomon Islands cacao was Guadalcanal cacao farmer David Junior Kebu achieving an international cacao excellence award at the 2015 International Awards in Paris at the salon du chocolat.

http://www.cocoaofexcellence.org/2015-edition/

Then in late 2016, at the US Northwest Chocolate festival, one of the highest regarded craft/artisan chocolate festivals in the world, a chocolate made by Dick Taylor chocolates using Solomon Island cacao beans picked up third prize! Β This is a fantastic achievement and some of our craft chocolate colleagues that were at the festival have spoken of the buzz this has generated in the US for Solomon Islands as a cacao destination.

What’s especially exciting is that these beans were supplied by cacao farmer Elsie Zota/Sedo, a female cacao farmer who won the 2016 Solomon Islands Chocolate competition.

http://www.dicktaylorchocolate.com/home/2016/11/13/2016-northwest-chocolate-festival

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Contact

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