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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

Cheje…

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via Madeline Weeks op Instagram: ““Ceje” is the local name for the birds that attack cacao pods like this one. Some farmers reported that birds eat 30-70% of the cacao pods,…”

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Cacao is being reborn into chocolate :)

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via Madeline Weeks op Instagram: “Can you spot the difference? The lower bean is not fully fermented. The producers of Poité Centro taught me to tell based on the seed…”

 

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Crucial…

After harvesting, fermenting, drying, aging…cacao is ready to be stored, until it’s time for the buyer to collect it🌱It’s crucial to keep oxygen out and ensuring humidity levels are consistent; a way of doing this is with GrainPro bags🍫#PDGCacao 📸Credit: @cacaodada

via PDG Cacao op Instagram: “After harvesting, fermenting, drying, aging…cacao is ready to be stored, until it’s time for the buyer to collect it🌱It’s crucial to keep…”

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What kind of income are these growers earning?

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via The challenging lives of the world’s cocoa growers | PBS NewsHour

 

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A changing environment and climate.

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A changing environment and climate

via Chocolate and agroforestry accelerate in El Salvador

 

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About the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund

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The Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative (HCP) is delighted to announce the following designated HEIRLOOM producers of quality and flavor cacao beans at origin. CONGRATULATIONS! We thank you for your continued effort to conserve the delicious diversity of cacao. Because of you, the world can enjoy great tasting chocolate!

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via Our Heirloom Farmers |

 

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Looking to improve your understanding of cacao and chocolate?

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via How to Evaluate Cacao & Chocolate – Perfect Daily Grind

 

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