WordCamp will be a little sweeter this year as sponsor Kyya Chocolate joins us as a Subscriber Sponsor.
Kyya Chocolate is Arkansas’ first bean-to-bar chocolatier that makes artisan, hand-crafted chocolate in their Elm Springs manufacturing facility. They make the country’s first single-origin, Uganda dark chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, baker’s chocolate, and of course their delicious chocolate bars and bon-bons. They will be providing free hand-crafted, imprinted chocolate dessert bars for WordCamp Fayetteville 2015.
Besides making some of the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted, Kyya focuses on making lives better for other people. Their goal is to develop relationships with 40 small farmers in countries where many chocolate companies don’t go to find their cocoa beans. Ten percent of Kyya’s profits go back into projects that support the communities where they purchase their chocolate, which they buy at higher than fair-trade prices. They also plan to help farmers discover more sustainable farming practices.
Kyya sells special edition chocolate at their facility in Elm Springs and their four main origin bars (Ecuador, Madagascar, Uganda, Guatemala) at coffee shops and stores throughout Northwest Arkansas. They also have a growing retail base in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City and other parts of Arkansas.