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 in Uganda over Christmas holidays. We decided to make the trip and see the situation first hand. We saw that immense need and the projects never made a dent. Overwhelmed at the need, 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 Chocolate, the first Bean to Bar Chocolate Company in Arkansas. We spent our first few 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.
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.
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.
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.