Grading, Bagging and Shipping

6. Grading, Bagging and Shipping

Impurities, foreign bodies and waste are carefully eliminated from the beans before they are bagged. The beans are then shipped to the port of Le Havre in France and then transported by truck to our chocolate factory in Tain l’Hermitage. Shipping can take a long time. The beans shipped from Venezuela, for example, take 28 days to reach the chocolate factory, while those shipped from Papua New Guinea take up to 90 days.