About

Silva sources specialty cacao with an identity, directly from origin, connecting amazing cacao producers & passionate chocolate makers. We have an unmatched fingerprint and focus on flavour, forests, farmers and the future.

Our beans have a unique flavour profile and identity based on where, how and by whom they are produced. We invite you to share the story behind your chocolate with your clients, and make a difference by sourcing cacao with an identity.

Team

We are a passionate team providing unique cacao qualities and tailored solutions. To us, this is the basis of a genuine and strong partnership together. Strong partnerships do not exist without mutual respect and trust. Our partner farmers respect and trust us for creating stability and thinking long term and our customers trust our quality selections.

To build meaningful chocolate partnerships together, we first need to get to know each other. Tell us who you are, what you are looking for and we will start from there. 

Reach out to our cacao experts:

Katrien Delaet

CHIEF CACAOPRENEUR
– Katrien is a cacao and chocolate lover, and the driving force behind Silva. She
holds a master degree in bio-science engineering and economics, and has over 14 years of experience in coffee and cacao sourcing, logistics, quality and
sustainability. It’s her quest to put a smile on the faces of farmers, chocolatemakers, and consumers.

Jeannette van Bodegraven

CHOCOLATE PARTNERSHIPS
– After living over 15 years in different countries in South America and Africa, Jeannette landed in
Belgium. Marketing of sustainable and fair cacao, adding value to the supply chain and building transparent partnerships with dedicated chocolate makers are the ingredients of Jeannette’s work at Silva. She could not be happier!

Alix Van Bruggen

CHOCOLATE PARTNERSHIPS
– Having lived in South America and South Africa, Alix knew she wanted to work in an international environment. Equally important was to promote and sell a product that she could put her heart and soul into while having a positive impact on society. Silva clearly ticks all these boxes.

Michiel Meersman

LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS
– Michiel has a bachelor in maritime and logistics management. Since 2005 he gained experienced in warehousing, import & export of coffee and cacao. At Silva Michiel provides you with tailored logistic solutions, with care and passion. The care that our specialty cacao deserves.