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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

Welke chocolade gaan we morgen eten?

Welke chocolade gaan we morgen eten?

Creating awareness for a more direct trade and enhanced cocoa quality for the Democratic Republic of Congo. You want to know more? You want to be the first @patisserievercruysse to try a sample? Find out this weekend #sharewathisgreatandgoodinthisworld #geertvercruysse #kortrijk #doorniksewijk @zotocacao #rikolto #rdc #zoipapalexandratou #smallholders #kilimamwenza #manya — bij Share what is great and good in the world!

 

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Perfect Daily Grind

The Cacao and Coffee series: In coffee we refer to many of the varieties coming from Ethiopia and East Africa, the birthplace of coffee, as “heirloom” and not as each specific variety. There are so many varieties, and local names differ to internationally accepted names in any case.⁣

⁣We can say the same about wild cacao from the Amazon region. There are so many cacao varieties that people decide to call them wild cacao instead of Amelonado, Catongo, Trinitario, etc. These wild cacao varieties usually come with an exotic taste due to its nature, similar to heirloom coffee varieties. You could call it birthplace diversity explosion!⁣

source: PDG Cacao Instagram

 

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Deforestation & child labour in cocoa industry.


 

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Chocolate: tree to bar.

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SAN JOSE DE BARLOVENTO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela cocoa trader Freddy Galindo has battled highway robberies, kidnappings of family members and declining quality in his 19 years exporting the nation’s legendary beans.

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https://www.reuters.tv/v/PNxS/2018/12/28/venezuela-cocoa-growers-fear-new-pest-the-government

via Venezuela cocoa growers fear new pest: the government | Reuters

Venezuela cocoa growers fear new pest: the government | Reuters

 

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via CocoaSupply USA and Europe op Instagram: “There has been a growing debate about the true value of referencing an #origin. Should it be the country? The region? The variety? Here an…”

“There has been a growing debate about the true value of referencing an origin. …”

 

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via What Are the Differences Between Craft and Industrial Chocolate? — Take Two – TheChocolateLife.com

What Are the Differences Between Craft and Industrial Chocolate?

 

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via Radicals of Chocolate: The way Origins tell a story

Radicals of Chocolate: The way Origins tell a story

 

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There is an increasing demand for fair trade chocolate…

Location of Bilsa Biological Station within Mache-Chindul Reserve in Esmeraldas Province, northwest

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via Chocolate and the Conscious Consumer – The Mac Weekly

 

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Pruning…cacao4hawaii

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Properly shaped seedling trees. Almost all the fruit is off the trees. Soon it’s the season for pruning. Some people no doubt see this as mundane, but there can be gratification in pruning. Especially after riding too much desk or swearing at chocolate machinery. Quietly shaping trees all day in a shady orchard. Bringing order to disorder. Stand back at the end of the day and appreciate the aesthetic.

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via Daniel O’Doherty op Instagram: “Properly shaped seedling trees. Almost all the fruit is off the trees. Soon it’s the season for pruning. Some people no doubt see this as…”

 

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