The Philippines has a long history of cacao farming. The crop was introduced in the 1700s when a Spanish colonist brought seedlings over to the islands from Mexico. Since then, it’s common practice for Filipino communities to consume cacao as drinking chocolate, not dissimilar from Maya communities throughout Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
Kablon Farms is a bio diversified, sustainable cacao farm located in Davao, Philippines. The farm is owned by the Pantua family. Kablon Farms is paving the way for specialty, high quality cacao from the Philippines to change the low price dynamics that are seen across the country. Organized into 9 zones, the farm runs fermentation trials with cacao from each zone, and from blends of zones, to generate different products with specific flavor profiles.