About us

We devote ourselves to high quality cocoa!

Bohnkaf-Kolonial is a European import company for fine flavour cocoa beans, which we receive from our own exporters in Latin America and the Carribean. 

We deal with our exporters and cocoa farmers in the origin countries on a daily basis to assure the delivery and quality of the fine flavour cocoa beans we sell. Our grades are subject to regular quality controls. We only work with manufacturers and suppliers whose products comply with the highest possible quality standards.

Our warehouses in Europe are located in Hamburg, Amsterdam and Antwerp.

For more information about our current offers, please do not hesitate to contact us!








The Aztec and Mayans of Central America cultivated cocoa trees long before the arrival of European explorers. These Mesoamerican Indians were the first to create a drink from crushed cocoa beans mixed with water and flavorings such as chili peppers, vanilla, and other spices. It was a special beverage reserved for Mayan rulers and special ceremonies.

The word cacao itself derives from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) word cacahuatl. The Mayan used cocoa beans also as currency.

The Maya believed that the kakaw (cacao) was discovered by the gods in a mountain that also contained other deletable foods to be used by the Maya.

The invading Spaniards learned about cocoa from the Aztec Indians in the 1500s and brought this fascinating “new” food back to Europe.

Chocolate slowly spread across the royal courts of Europe, and by the 17th century it was an expensive luxury reserved for the upper class.

The cacao plant was first given its botanical name by Swedish natural scientist Carl von Linné (1707-1778), who called it “Theobroma (Food of the gods) cacao”.


Bohnkaf-Kolonial GmbH & Co. KG

Veit-Stoss-Ring 65

D-24539 Neumünster Germany

+49 (0) 4321 / 556 22 08

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