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Cropster has integrated roasting and quality control features to their Cocoa Lab software designed specifically for cocoa businesses. Check out their latest blog for details.
Several FCIA members are featured in the USA Today article "50 States: 50 Craft Chocolate Makers." Read the article here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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