Ghana's Income per ton of Cocoa Beans
Export of Cocoa Beans
Production in Ghana
The world market price for cocoa beans is around $2,000 per ton as of December 2017. By exporting the beans unprocessed, Africa is missing out on all the additional money that can be made by turning this amazing bean into chocolate. You can find updated prices here.
Some ethically labeled chocolates pay a premium per ton of cocoa, these are:
By producing in Ghana we can actually bring more than $10,000 of income per ton of cocoa to Africa. An average bar of chocolate needs around 61 grams of cocoa beans. That means, that you can produce 16 bars of chocolate with 1 KG of cocoa, or 16,000 bars of chocolate with 1,000 KG of cocoa beans.
We pay our Ghanaian partners a price of $0.80 per bar of fairafric chocolate before we take care of shipping them to Germany. 16,000 bars * $0.80/bar = $12,800 (deducting costs for milk and sugar can decrease this number slightly).
The premium of $600 per ton is on top of that and is paid directly to the farmers.
Why Made in Africa?
PASSION, DEDICATION, DELICIOUSNESS!
"After carefully selecting only the best premium beans we go ahead and conch the chocolate for as long as it takes to get that outstanding combination of pure Ghanaian chocolate joy and a very mild dark flavour. With love from Ghana"