Our Story

 
Cissé Trading Co. (pronounced "see-say") was created to achieve a few goals that we happen to find very important—starting with a line of products that don’t just taste good (that’s a no brainer, right?), but do good, too. For our farmers, our consumers, our employees, and ourselves.

Diana, the champion behind the Cissé brand operations, wants nothing more than to help our farmers live better lives. To accomplish this, Diana has gone straight to the source to build strong relationships with the cocoa producers from the FUNDOPO cooperative in the Dominican Republic. She also works closely with Fair Trade USA to purchase ingredients that ensure our farmers and their families are always paid a premium price for their harvests, and has developed a system that allows our consumers to fully trace the journey of their cocoa powder from bean to box.

All of the Cissé products were developed by a professional pastry chef, making it easy for you to whip up 5-star restaurant quality treats in your home!
 

Our Qualities

Values We Believe In:

 

 

Get to Know Us

 
What inspires you?
At the office we keep a beautifully decorated mason jar in the center of the table. Inside we place scraps of paper on which we have jotted down meaningful Cissé accomplishments... when in need of inspiration, we dump out the jar and read a few!
 
What is your favorite part about creating your products?
We LOVE being able to give back to the farmers who grow the cocoa through our Fair Trade certification.
 
What is the toughest part of your day?
Being distracted by how cute Diana's baby is! Oh, and how cute her kitty cat is, too!
 
What was the best day in company history?
Watching the first production run of our baking and hot cocoa mixes being loaded on to a truck to be shipped to our distributor. No longer was Cissé Trading Co a concept on paper—it became reality.
 
What was the biggest decision you ever had to make?
Should I eat this brownie, or should I eat some hummus and carrots? ....BROWNIE.
 
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Giving Betty Crocker a run for her money!
 
Our Favorite Song
"Chasing Pavements" by Adele
 
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Diana's family farm!
 
Our Favorite Product Besides Our Own
“Singing Dog Vanilla” Organic Bourbon Vanilla Beans
 
Our Favorite Quote
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -- Steve Martin
 
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Shipping & Returns

 
Shipping
Abe's Market ships Cissé Trading Co. by either USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Please allow a fulfillment time of 24 hours for your product to ship.
Ground Shipping is free for orders over $29.00 ($4.99 otherwise.)
Returns
All products at Abe's Market come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any problems with your product, please contact Abe's Market. All products may be returned within 60 days for an exchange or a refund.
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