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266. Radical Chocolate

Short film about The Grenada Chocolate Company, a tree-to-bar organic chocolate-making cooperative on the fine cocoa-producing Caribbean island of Grenada. The original impetus and principle of our cooperative company is to revolutionize the cocoa-chocolate system that typically keeps cocoa production separate from chocolate-making and therefore takes advantage of cocoa farmers. We believe that the cocoa […]

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116. The Amazon’s Unexpected Chocolatiers

The indigenous Kichwa live deep in Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest, a region whose particular climate and geology conditions are ideal for growing cacao, especially the rare Cacao Nacional variety, prized for its floral, fruity, black peppery flavor. But for years, the beans fetched meager prices —about 20 cents a pound —as the Kichwa sold their harvest […]

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7. A Divine Story

Kuapa Kokoo is papa paa. That is, it’s the best of the best. The Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers cooperative in Ghana bands 45,000 cocoa farmers together. Together they own the majority share in the London-based chocolate manufacturer, Divine Chocolate. Thanks to Kim Naylor and Brian Moody for photographic images.