Our time with the Arhuacos.

Mischa Levit 2 comments
About 5 years ago, during my first stay in Colombia, we hiked through a national park, the Parque Tayrona. This is known for its incredible biodiversity and the natural spectacle that occurs when wild mountain jungle flows directly into the Caribbean Sea. Even then, on our hike through the national park, we encountered tribesmen dressed in white. Sometimes accompanied by a donkey or a mule, usually with a cheek full of coca. At the time, I felt extremely alien to this very different culture and at the same time so fascinated by it.
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Back in the country.

Mischa Levit

It feels like it was last week. I packed my things, emptied my room, signed the last flyers and ate my last supper in our Kakao Community near Würzburg. The reunion with Anka in Colombia and the joint trip to Ecuador, Guatemala and who knows where else were on the agenda. Cocoa here, cocoa there and maybe a little vacation over there. WHOSHHH! We are back in Germany. I rub my eyes as if it had been an intense yet pleasantly warm dream. And what exactly makes a dream a dream and reality reality? Now I'm sitting at the same...

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Together.

Mischa Levit 1 comment
Sometimes I imagine myself as an iceberg.
 
Not only because icebergs are incredibly cool. Above all, I associate myself with the quality that this "small" protruding tip, which is visible above the water surface, is held by a much larger mass, a much greater force, than can be seen from the outside.
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Cocoa partnership with Original Beans

Mischa Levit

I have been in contact with Jan from Original Beans since 2020. As a Conservation Cacao Leader , his mission is to identify and preserve the rarest and finest cocoas in the world and to create the infrastructure so that these special beans can also be recognized here. The demand generated can save these rare cocoas from extinction and preserve them for posterity. With the Sourced As Original Beans standard from Jan and his team, they guarantee sustainable treatment of the environment, people and natural resources on various levels. Jan is in personal contact with the cooperatives and farmers working...

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(M)y new cocoa: The Piura Blanco

Mischa Levit

By a stroke of luck, I came across Jan fromOriginal Beans and since then I have been able to draw inspiration from his work on a regular basis. In him I have found a true cocoa connoisseur from whom I have been able to learn so much. With hisOriginal Beans project, he has made it his mission to find the rarest and finest cocoas in the world and save them from extinction. A truly noble task, which involves many obstacles and adventures, as I was able to learn from him. This is exactly how Jan came into contact with the...

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Together we are less alone

Mischa Levit

Once upon a time there was a guy named Mischa who wanted to experience adventure and was sure that there was fancy stuff out there. Even though times were rough, he traveled around and wanted to know: What would he do with himself, so clever? Selling cocoa, that sounds great! Could that be his calling? Or what else is he doing here? It's probably too late for the piano. He only has enough patience to sing along to "lalalal". With more and more cocoa in the trunk and worrying foam in front of his mouth, you could see him rushing...

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Come with me on my adventure!

The cocoa universe is colorful, big and diverse! Let yourself be carried away by the latest events of my adventure and check out Instagram.