We are

CasaLuker

We are CasaLuker, a large Colombia-based family owned business that has now been an established chocolate manufacturer for 110 years. We are known locally for producing drinking chocolate made from 100% cocoa mass, and this is one of the reasons behind the fact that Colombia is not globally recognised as an origin chocolate producer. Up until recently, the country has consumed nearly its entire cocoa crop internally mainly as drinking chocolate, leaving very little to export.

Welcome to the
CasaLuker group

In 2010, a decision was made at the company to start looking into producing chocolate couvertures and exporting them to Europe in addition to our local business for drinking chocolate. Colombia has some of the best “Fino de Aroma” cocoa beans in the world; a category established by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) for cocoa that reaches certain flavour, aroma, and quality levels. Only 8% of the total global cocoa crop is granted this premium status.

For our entire international portfolio we only use cocoa beans from Fino de Aroma growing regions in South America as well as local cane sugar. We produce all the chocolates in Colombia and export to more than 35 countries as a true origin producer from tree to chocolate.

Most of the beans are bought locally through agreements with the cocoa cooperatives instead of the stock market, and this is very important as we drastically shorten the chain meaning that more money goes back to the origin country. It also means that we have a very close relationship with the farmers, as they are very important to us. We have built commercial agreements with more than 40 associations over the past 110 years.

The Luker Way is our own perspective of sustainability, and consists in our connection with our farmers, the environment, our employees, clients and society at large. We believe in sharing opportunities, technology and the fantastic knowledge behind cocoa growing. In 1962, we founded Granja Luker; one of the few cocoa research centres in the world. Granja Luker has allowed us to develop an education and training model to provide our farmers with the necessary knowledge to build profitable cocoa farms that will have a great impact on their quality of life. More than 800 people are trained every year.

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