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Bri Bri & Cabecar Indigenous

Captains Cocoa Co. has been in the making for several years now.  It started when Mark Roth talked to me about his idea to start a business that would help generate funds to help those in need and also bring benefits to a group of people in the process.  After several years of looking into a few things, the decision was made to start a chocolate business. The business is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica not far from the Panama border.  What this project entails is buying all natural organic cacao beans from the Bri Bri and Cabecar Indigenous groups.  The beans must be fermented, dried, roasted, ground, husks removed, conched, tempered, and molded into chocolate bars....

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Inside Look at Indigenous Cacao Farmers in Costa Rica

https://www.brighteon.com/5971411961001  Relationship is not only an important factor in business but everyday life. We are leaving a “mark” wherever we go so we might as well give our best and reach out to others around us. When it is said and done, hopefully we have played a part in establishing justice and what is right in the earth. This is the first episode in our series Captain’s Cocoa Company An Inside Look at Indigenous Cacao Farmers in Costa Rica. The episodes feature an introduction to different Cabecar Indigenous Cacao farmers and their plantations. We journey through their farms while they explain their knowledge and experiences with farming cacao in the Talamancan jungle of southeast Costa Rica. Our company has strong relationships...

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Coffee and Chocolate Make You Smarter, According to the Latest Neuroscience

Neuroscience continues to uncover new ways that coffee and (to a lesser extent) tea and chocolate, tend to make brains healthier and more resilient. 2019 has already seen some amazing research breakthroughs that are definitely worth sharing. First, a joint study from the National Institute on Aging and Johns Hopkins University, and published last January in Neurochemical Research magazine, discovered that a methylxanthines–a class of chemical found in coffee, tea and dark chocolate (cacao) “HAS CLEAR EFFECTS ON NEURONAL NETWORK ACTIVITY, PROMOTES SUSTAINED COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AND CAN PROTECT NEURONS AGAINST DYSFUNCTION AND DEATH IN ANIMAL MODELS OF STROKE, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE.” That same study also discovered that xanthine metabolites–a chemical released when your brain processes caffeine, “may also...

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Is Chocolate Good for the Brain?

The Kuna Indians, inhabitants of a remote island in Panama, have almost no instances of high blood pressure, stroke, or heart disease. Their secret? It could be chocolate, says a team of scientists led by Norman K. Hollenberg, MD, PhD, professor of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, who has been studying the tribe for decades. The team first thought genetic factors explained the Kunas’ low susceptibility to stroke and heart disease, but when tribespeople migrated to cities in mainland Panama, their rates of these diseases increased. Digging deeper, the researchers noted that the islanders ate four times as much fish, twice as many fruits, and 10 times the amount of cocoa as the general population. They drank...

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Making Life Sweeter for Everyone

Making Life Sweet for Everyone Captain’s Chocolate was born from an entrepreneurial spirit that reaches beyond making a profit to a passion for truly helping others better their life. We believe in paying it forward to our customers and our farmers.  Our mission of producing the highest quality chocolate for the benefit of all chocolate lovers has led us to have a close personal relationship with our farmers.   We make 100% organic whole bean chocolate sourced from single origin sustainably grown beans.  Our cacao farmers use “green” environmentally friendly production methods that have been learned from the leading universities in Costa Rica.  When you consume our products, you are receiving all the amazingly healthy parts of the cacao bean while...

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