Nestled between the impressive presence of Mombacho Volcano and adjacent to Lake Nicaragua is the principal cacao orchard of Argencove situated on Finca Rio Grande.
Our orchard is guided by principles of plant selection and design, nurturing and sustainability.
We have journeyed throughout Nicaragua to identify areas of unique flavour and genetics. The outcome is what has been planted in our orchard.
In designing the Argencove orchard we measured values of pollination, agroforestry and communal nutrition.
Our trees are our babies! With attention to detail through nourishment, shade management and architectural pruning we can allow the full potential of the plant to be realised.
By means of nutrient recycling we enable the utilisation of all natural components on the farm, allowing us to improve productivity with minimal external inputs.
Our agroforestry system reduces stress on the cacao tree allowing for optimal growing conditions that enable the full flavour potential in the unfermented cacao bean