In 2009, ChocoVivo’s journey began at a single farmer's market stand in Los Angeles, CA, with owner Patricia Tsai stone-grinding cacao nibs from bean-to-bar. This was the beginning of the connection with the ancient art of cacao cultivation and an enduring partnership with the Jesus Maria Plantation in Tabasco, Mexico, a region steeped in the historical legacy of Mayan cacao.

Since then ChocoVivo has created the first women’s cooperative of cacao farmers in Mexico.