As a group of friends fascinated with great food, the Argencove owners became very curious about luxury chocolate several years ago. This led to three Australian families embarking on a journey that evolved into a Central American odyssey.

They studied and traveled, observed different cocoa orchards and fermentation systems in different farms and countries, and chatted at length with industry leaders. They felt that an agroforestry system from tree to bar complemented how they wanted to grow cacao and make chocolate. After visiting various countries, they made Nicaragua their home due to the fertility of the land and climate and the welcoming local people.