Raaka Chocolate provides fair-trade bean-to-bar chocolate, made with the finest unroasted cocoa beans. Raaka (which is Finnish for "raw") provides unique flavors and opportunities for farmers to get paid above average prices. Raaka believes their process should value the community of growers, producers, and makers whose livelihoods depend on cacao and chocolate. It takes an entire village of individuals, literally stretching across cultures and continents, to make every delicious bar. As chocolate makers, they are at the end of this supply chain closest to the customer. This allows them to tell some of the stories behind each bar they make. Some of these stories are told through flavor: where the cacao came from, the conditions it was grown in, and how it was processed into chocolate are all expressed through taste. But some of these stories aren’t fully expressed through flavor: the stories of the growers, the workers, the exporters, the makers, and so on. It’s up to the Raaka team to make sure their customers have access to those stories, too. This is what transparency is all about.