cacao cacao  /kə ˈkeɪ oʊ/


  • (n) tropical American tree producing cacao beans


  1. Amano sells dark chocolate made from Balinese cacao at $20 per lb.
  2. When a fungal disease began ravaging Levy Bryant's four-hectare cacao farm a decade ago, the landowner could have done what other besieged farmers have done.


  • A Chocolate Maker’s Big Innovation

    In transforming the way cacao farmers supply manufacturers, a San Francisco startup is creating a superb product. You may have seen little squares of Tcho chocolate in their brightly colored wrappers decorated with futuristic parabolas of gold and silver. They’re easily found: Starbucks has sold them; Whole Foods sells them now.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Technology Review


  1. "We now know how very old the chocolate process - turning raw cacao into chocolate - really is," Coe said.
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Michael D Coe Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  2. Abreu explains his involvement as follows: "I love all kinds of music and my dream to be part of a company where I can help the richness of Venezuelan music receive more attention around the world has come true with Cacao."
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Bobby Abreu Source: All About Jazz

  3. "Our trade agreements with ASEAN countries started since 1992 and with China since 2004; many sectors have reaped benefits from these FTAs and we saw that our crude palm oil and cacao exports to China have risen," Mari said.
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Mari Pangestu Source: Jakarta Post

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