Founders

Chocolataria Equador is a registered brand founded in 2009 in Porto, Portugal, by Celestino Tedim Fonseca and Teresa Almeida, with the aim of elevating the way we experience chocolate. The multitalented husband-and-wife duo, with artistic background and years of experience in creative industries, defined the brand strategy – Celestino as designer and illustrator, and Teresa as product developer – and started a chocolate production unit, bringing together a team of people specialised in its confection. The brand’s first store opened in 2010 at Rua de Sá da Bandeira in Porto. From the plantation to the counter, our chocolate undergoes a long, fascinating and meticulous process, all the way to packaging and retail displays, the final step in our holistic journey from bean to boutique.

At every step, we’re guided by our core values:

  • Cocoa
  • Chocolate
  • Design
  • Fantasy
  • Love
  • Sustainability