The word “Omanhene” comes from the Twi language in Ghana. Twi is the language spoken by the majority of the Akan people who live in the middle of the country. The traditional capital of the Akan is the city of Kumasi. In Ghana, the local chief is the traditional authority at the village level. As you move up the hierarchy, there are regional chiefs, provincial chiefs and at the very top of the line of authority sits (literally sits upon a royal stool) the “Omanhene” or paramount chief or king. The term is an honorific title bestowed upon the paramount king who, to this day, remains a potent symbol of moral and ethical authority in Ghana.
More Flavor to Savor
Our single origin cocoa products offer a compelling freshness advantage, employ the simplest and cleanest ingredients and are produced using our “beyond fair trade” business model. Surely, our cocoa powders cost substantially more than competition, right?
Actually they don’t.
Because our premium beans have superior flavor and most significantly, because our hot cocoa mix contains more cocoa powder (and less sugar per serving) than your everyday hot cocoas, you actually use less Omanhene Hot Cocoa Mix per serving than you do with other brands — and you get a superior chocolate flavor profile. Many customers report that they use 50% less Omanhene hot cocoa mix than other brands because our flavor is so concentrated. Because you use less product, you save money.
That’s how Omanhene re-defines value.