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  • March 23, 2018 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ms. Mayari Castellanos and Mr. Chriss Macbeth are coming to Atlanta to teach Bean to Bar workshop April 4,5 and 6 2018. More than 70% of past participants have started or grown their business after attending the intensive hands-on workshop. Participants come from around the world. If you are interested in starting your business or grow your business, do not miss attending the workshop. Limited spots. Reserve your spot today by registering on our website -http://cocoatown.com/product/beantobarworkshop/

    This extensive, hands-on, three day course will go over what you need to know about making chocolate. You will learn everything from sorting, roasting, and cracking the beans to molding and packaging. You will also learn how to build a successful business plan and become a successful chocolate maker. 

     This event will have limited seating so reserve your spot today!

     Cost: $1250 per participant (group rates offered)

     Location – USA- The course will be held at our CocoaTown facility on April 4,5 and 6, 2018
                       India -Date to be Determined 

  • February 14, 2018 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several FCIA members are featured in the USA Today article "50 States: 50 Craft Chocolate Makers." Read the article here.

  • December 11, 2017 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • December 07, 2017 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 megan@chocolatenoise.com BY DECEMBER 22.


  • December 07, 2017 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rev. Dr. R.M. Peluso recently released her new book "Deep Tasting Chocolate & Whiskey." It is available on Amazon at this link. 

  • November 10, 2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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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