Byron is one of the guardians of the land from where the Guatemayan cacao is from. Byron has always been surrounded by cacao trees. His parents and grandparents were producing cacao themselves with neighbor farms, and slowly the farm formed a collective with five other landowners around.
This collective is based in Guatemala, in the region of Suchitepequez, Patulul, not far from Lake Atitlan. Their passion and dedication to the land are as strict as they decided to learn and improve their land work in order to produce organic cacao, and so fighting and going against the use of chemicals, in a country that has faced the highest rates of deforestation in the Americas due to industrial agriculture.
His mission is to treat the land well, and this really had the hook and spark in starting Pure.Cacao.Dream to collaborate directly with Byron, importing his organic cacao, spreading his love and supporting his work.
Here the men work on the land, while the women only work with the cacao seed, roasting and peeling them one by one, selecting fragrance and quality.
The cacao plantations from the Guatemayan cacao are all surrounded by trees of mango, mandarin, oranges, bananas, coffee and lemons.
Byron is the specialized man behind the fermentation process of cacao beans, he keeps the tradition of a long fermentation of 9 days, to get the most out of the flavor for a deep ecstatic cacao.