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Raden Adjeng Kartini

Read About Our Bean-to-Bar Process
“I do not desire to go out to feasts and little frivolous amusements. That has never been the cause of my longing for freedom. I long to be free, to be able to stand alone, to study, not to be subject to anyone…” – Raden Adjeng Kartini

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The Farmers

Our chocolate obsession stems from a desire to source cacao beans in a way that empowers the farming communities who make a living and support their families by growing cacao. Our current cacao beans hail from Indonesia.

While Indonesia (Nagea’s stomping grounds!) is the third largest producer of cacao beans in the world, astonishingly less than 10 percent of the cacao value remains in the country. This fractured economic system causes many farmers to live on just $2 per day.

We don’t think that’s enough.

By keeping our supply chain short, cutting out the middleman and knowing the names of our producers, Kartini Chocolate can pay farmers more for their cacao, which supports improved living standards and upward social spirals in rural farm communities.

Ultimately, we hope to expand this model to other cacao-producing regions, such as Columbia (Ana’s stomping grounds!) in order to promote global social and economic improvement.

Kadek,

Bali, Farm Owner

Meet Our Founders

Our Founders

Throughout our lives, we dreamt about making a real impact in the world, about giving back to our communities, and having something that made us proud of ourselves...

Then, we met each other.

Nagea Delaya (Gea)

Co-founder & Sales

Born in Indonesia, Nagea Delaya is a former industrial engineer whose sweet tooth pointed her down a path of starting a sustainable chocolate company. She believes Indonesia grows some of the best cacao beans in the world, and she’s passionate about communicating this message to chocolate connoisseurs across the globe.

Conducting business in a manner that’s responsible, sustainable and fair for farmers, producers and customers is what motivates her to get out of bed in the morning (coffee motivates her, too, but that’s besides the point). Delaya is a graduate of Bandung Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

When not thinking about chocolate, you can find Nagea attending classic music concerts, and traveling to hidden local beaches across Indonesia.

Ana María Chamorro

Co-founder & Sales

Born in Columbia, after college Ana Maria Chamorro cut her teeth in the corporate world by serving as Digital Marketing Manager for the clothing company Hugo Boss.

Although she enjoyed the Boss discount, a deep appreciation for eating high-quality chocolate and a passion for mindful business led her to co-found Kartini Chocolate with Delaya. Chamorro is graduate of Universidad del Rosario, Seton Hall University, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

When not thinking about chocolate, you can find Chamorro running with her adorable Golden Retriever, Pedro and reading her favorite books.