Kyya is passionate about chocolate in every form. It’s why we work to build relationships with farmers around the globe and pay above fair trade prices for cacao. It’s why we have invested in agricultural expertise, helping farmers experience better yields and higher quality cacao.
Back in 2012, we were on the board of directors of a small non-profit working on a project at a Ugandan orphanage over Christmas holidays. We decided to make the trip and see the situation first hand. We saw that immense need and the projects seemed to never make a dent in the need. Overwhelmed at the need, and thinking back to our four girls (all adopted) we had to do something more. During the trip home, after looking at the natural resources of Uganda, we decided on chocolate.
On the 31 hour plane ride home we created what is now, Kyya, the first Bean to Bar Chocolate Company in Arkansas. The name comes from the Greek, KAIA, which means pure or simple/straightforward. We spent our six months experimenting, making around 50 batches which initially was some really bad chocolate. Once we found our groove, we sold our first 20 bars to a local coffee shop and Kyya was launched.
We make small batches of chocolate to maximize the flavor inherent in the single source cacao beans. No artificial flavors or additives here. We know our supply chain, because we built it. Where possible, we work directly with our farmers. Kyya is much more than a chocolate company, we have a heart and soul for the people we are working with around the world.
Feel free to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook or Instagram pages to learn more at @KyyaChocolate. If you are ever in Northwest Arkansas (NWA), we have currently have two locations
Manufacturing and retail shop: 278 North Elm Street, Springdale, AR 72762. This location is in Elm Springs, but google and the USPS maps in Springdale. Our hours are generally 10-5pm M-F and Saturday from 11-3pm, closed Sunday.
Retail Storefront: 111 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712. Our hours are generally 10-8pm M-F, Saturday from 8-8pm and Sunday from 1-5pm
Our phone number is 844-281-4470.