Life in Rhythm. You may have noticed that we use this phrase a lot and wondered, what does it mean? We named our company Tambor, which in Portuguese means drum. For us, a day without açaí sends life out of rhythm. In Brazil, drums play an important role in the culture, setting the beat to which people live, work, and celebrate. Açaí is the same way to us, setting a good rhythm... More
Through your inquiries to know more about acai, we've gathered up some facts that you many not already know. Today we're answering the question; How Does Acai Grow?
In short: Acai grows on a palm.
In more detail: Euterpe Oleracea is the acai fruit bearing species of the Euterpe palm family [ 7 in total ].
The acai palm can reach heights up to 80ft! This somehow doesn't seem to intimidate the harvesters we've met whom climb... More
We first met Leonora during our November 2015 trip to Brazil. As a Masters in Forestry candidate from Yale, she was living in Belem studying organic certification in acai agroforestry systems as part of her Fulbright Scholar program. She accompanied João (Director of Instituto Peabiru), our guide for the day, as we visited a small scale cacao farmer and specialty chocolate producer named Dona Nena, one of the beneficiaries of the Wild Honey Bee... More