In the Raw: World's Largest Bamboo Chocolate Factory
On the hunt for a real "raw" Balinese experience? Make your way beyond the typical tourist destination of Ubud and visit the world's largest bamboo structure: Big Tree Farms, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory.
With a model based on transparency, co-owners Ben Ripple and Frederick Schilling are the leading advocates in organic farming working with over 13,000 farmers. Big Tree Farms have become vanguards in transparency, accountability, and social equity for companies in Indonesia and the world; a futuristic approach to an evolving way of sustainable business.
Like nothing you've every tasted, you'll leave on a chocolate high with a lingering hope to return someday.
*These photos were taken as the factory received its finishing touches for the grand opening 11-11-11.