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Cocoa from Panama

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

Panama only produces a very small fraction of the world's total cocoa production, but it shouldn't be underestimated or ignored. Here I look at the natural history of cocoa from this important region and what you can expect from chocolate produced from the beans.

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Does Ethical Chocolate Taste Better?

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

To some cacao is a commodity. They buy and sell it. To others it is their sole livelihood and to yet more it is an absolute passion.

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Indonesian Cacao

Posted on January 09, 2015 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

A look at how cacao was introduced and developed in Indonesia and what sort of chocolate you can buy that is produced from Indonesian cacao.

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10 Things That Need To Change About The Fine Chocolate Industry in 2015

Posted on December 27, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

The fine chocolate industry has made staggering gains in 2014. New makers are seemingly appearing out of nowhere. But there is a huge amount of work needed to protect the long-term supply of fine flavour cacao and create a sustainable industry for all.

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Why You Should Attend The Chocolate Festival this Weekend in London

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

The Chocolate Festival in London is a great way to top up on you chocolate stocking fillers and find out about your favourite makers first-hand.

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Finding Out If Just Anyone Can Make Chocolate - A Personal Journey

Posted on November 30, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

I've written countless times about the difficulties that chocolate makers face when creating chocolate that you'll enjoy. So I've bought some dried beans and a wet grinder to see how I get on.

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Should Journalists Have Chocolate Training?

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

So much rubbish is written about chocolate by people that have no hope of knowing better. It's about time we stopped sharing sensationalist crap written to get more visits and social shares.

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