115. 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 […]

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. View the prezi slideshow Thanks to Kim Naylor and Brian Moody for photographic images.