Our mission is two fold: amazing chocolate and leading tropical conservation. Puna chocolate is bringing Hawaiian chocolate to the forefront as worldwide best, rare, and precious fine chocolate.
Amazing chocolate is the easy part.
Puna is the wettest geography in the United States with over 160" annually. It is also the southernmost portion of Hawaii and the US with the best tropical environment our country has to offer. In fact, Hawaii is the only state where cacao can be grown. However, Puna is north of nearly every other global location for growing chocolate. This means our beans have more fat, or cocoa butter, to keep them warm. For you, this means a silkier, smoother dark chocolate from the extra cocoa butter plus the amazing "pop" from the newest soil on earth.

Conservation is extremely important.
We originally purchased the land where our cacao is grown to be kept as virgin rainforest. As we learn about cacao, how it loves the shade, we thought we could introduce this crop in a way that preserved the existing forest but also could be home to a lucrative crop. We have over 60 acres to introduce and propagate the best trees. If we can master a tree that co-exists with the current forest, we want to export to other regions.

Where is Puna Chocolate? 

We are located across three districts of the Big Island of Hawaii and in Chicago.  Ben and Adam live  mainly in Hawaii. Adam has a "day job" that requires commuting back and forth but lives mostly in Hawaii.  Teri, Adam's sister, lives in the Chicago region where all the chocolate for mainland customers and events are made.   You can find us at major food events and farmers markets in both regions as well as a growing list of retailers and restaurants in these two locales.
Our mission is two fold: amazing chocolate and leading tropical conservation. Puna chocolate is bringing Hawaiian chocolate to the forefront as worldwide best, rare, and precious fine chocolate. 
Amazing chocolate is the easy part.
Puna is the wettest geography in the United States with over 160" annually. It is also the southernmost portion of Hawaii and the US with the best tropical environment our country has to offer. In fact, Hawaii is the only state where cacao can be grown. However, Puna is north of nearly every other global location for growing chocolate. This means our beans have more fat, or cocoa butter, to keep them warm. For you, this means a silkier, smoother dark chocolate from the extra cocoa butter plus the amazing "pop" from the newest soil on earth.
Conservation is extremely important.
We originally purchased the land where our cacao is grown to be kept as virgin rainforest. As we learn about cacao, how it loves the shade, we thought we could introduce this crop in a way that preserved the existing forest but also could be home to a lucrative crop. We have over 60 acres to introduce and propagate the best trees. If we can master a tree that co-exists with the current forest, we want to export to other regions.