Tag Archives: cocoa farmers

Peter Cruz – Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

Rounding out this week’s look at the farmers behind the chocolate we eat, I’ve gone with Askinosie’s Peter Cruz who is working tirelessly in the Philippines to help farmers export their beans for chocolate again. Peter works with MARS as ...

Toledo Cacao Growers Association and Grupo Conacado: Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

With chocolate making there is a lot of experimenting from how the beans are grown, through fermentation to how they are roasted, refined and conched. Sometimes experiments fail - but sometimes they lead to even better things. In 1985, during ...

Fermin Arriaga & Finca Patricia in Honduras: Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

Askinosie work DIRECTLY with farmers, flying to Mexico, Ecuador, Tanzania and Honduras among other places to try out the beans they are growing there and to make chocolate from it if it meets their high standards. It may surprise you ...

Kuapa Kokoo Ghanaian Farming Co-op: Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

Divine Chocolate is a chocolate making company who source all their beans from a collective in Ghana. In fact, the company is 45% owned by the very farmers from whom the beans are purchased so not only do the farmers ...

Ecuador’s Vitaliano Sarabia – Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

One of the chocolate companies I'm absolutely in love with is Askinosie. They do so much more than make chocolate from the bean and have been for years. Whether it is employing women from the local shelter in the packaging ...

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