Sierra Leone Cocoa

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Lee McCoy | 0 Comments

Covering the history of cocoa in Sierra Leone, what problems the country faces with child slavery and how we are reliant on chocolate makers to give chocolate lovers something to try.

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Indian Cacao

Posted on October 05, 2015 by Lee McCoy | 0 Comments

India is a fascinating country in terms of cacao production. It's an untapped resource which has been dominated by Cadbury for almost 70 years. Other large producers are planning to source from the country so it is important that smaller makers try and source cacao from there - whilst there is a small bean to bar industry already in the country.

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Why Bean To Bar Chocolate Must Not Become A Fad

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Lee McCoy | 0 Comments

Bean to bar chocolate has become the moden era's gold rush. But is it sustainable?

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It's Not Only Large Companies That Are Unethical

Posted on September 03, 2015 by Lee McCoy | 0 Comments

There appears to be growing number of chocolatiers pretending to be makers. This has to stop.

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Why the World Needs Chocolate Snobs Like You

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Bold Apps | 0 Comments

It is easy for people to laugh at your love of chocolate, but they just can't see the bigger picture.

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How Far Can It Go?

Posted on May 04, 2015 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

We're changing tack slightly and will be focusing more on people that produce cocoa and make chocolate rather than on the larger companies that make tens of thousands of kilos a year.

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A Chocolate Natural History of Costa Rica

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

Here I look at the history of cocoa in Costa Rica: how it was used, where it is grown, the issues faced by cocoa growers and what types of chocolate you can expect.

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