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The Cacao Experience in Hawaii is an opportunity to join Daniel O'Doherty of Cacao Services Inc and Dylan Butterbaugh of Manoa Chocolate for an intense but fun hands-on learning experience at the Maui Ku‘ia Estate cacao farm. You will gain a deeper understanding of modern best practices in cacao cultivation and post-harvest processing, and how this impacts bean flavor and quality.
Are you interested in building closer relationships with sustainable suppliers in Latin America? Then check out this direct trade travel grant program from Canopy Bridge. These travel grants up to $2,000 provide matching financial support for businesses to meet their suppliers face to face, in order to help build trust and facilitate trade relationships. To learn more about the grants and apply, visit: http://canopybridge.com/direct-trade-travel-grants-for-businesses-that-benefit-tropical-forests-and-communities-in-latin-america/. Deadline is February 15, 2018.
Chocolate makers and chocolatiers – exhibit at the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on March 11th and get discounted Early Bird Registration through December. Learn more and sign up at http://www.sfchocolatesalon.com/exhibit/.
Megan Giller’s new book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution, features a colorful world map that highlights the dominant flavors of each country’s cocoa beans. She calls it a cheat sheet to help explain the concept of terroir. Megan’s publisher has generously offered to send a hard copy of the map and/or a PDF of it to anyone in the industry for professional use, FOR FREE. (Note: International chocolate folks will receive a PDF copy.) Please email her at email@example.com BY DECEMBER 22.
Rev. Dr. R.M. Peluso recently released her new book "Deep Tasting Chocolate & Whiskey." It is available on Amazon at this link.
Winners of the 2018 Good Food Awards will be announced Friday, January 19, 2018 at a gala event in San Francisco. For more information and to read a complete list of the finalists, click here.
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