Initially, the idea of processing and making Cacao budded out from the need to release and channel the stress and exhaustion from the typical daily routine of a dental professional. It was also a favorite past time of my beloved late father, Francisco Tankiko, who used to make one every morning for my mother and inspired me to pursue this passion.
Each of the finest cacao beans are delicately handpicked and roasted to its optimal temperature before being cracked and winnowed. These beans are then conched and tempered to perfection until they begin to crystalize and are ready to be in tablet form. As such, it produces the smooth and creamy texture as it flows through your taste buds.
It was not until the latter half of 2017 that my husband and I welcomed the thought of developing this idea from a simple hobby into a long term investment for our retirement. In the second quarter of 2018, a close friend of mine, to my surprise, also signed me up in the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) program for Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). During the process, we were also invited by One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines in one of their seminars that we started to grow in our craftsmanship. We were provided with excellent and skillful mentors who journeyed with us as our product blossomed to what it is today. With the full support of both industries, we are truly grateful for being radically equipped and able to further develop our system and expand our product’s capacities exponentially.
It is our desire that people from all walks of life would be able to experience the aroma and taste of cacao beans in their purest form (barako) -that is made with passion and purpose.
Today's customers demand!
Company and Product Overview
Seabeth Food Processing heralds in its wide variety of cacao-based products helmed by Mang Kiko’s Cacao – all of which are processed solely from pure cacao beans. It takes pride in its unique intrinsic quality in that the end product is still instant but in tablea form rather than the typical powder form. With all these qualities, it still upholds the definition of barako in its taste and aroma.