I use chocolate as a way of engaging audiences in sustainability issues, and sustainability as a way of raising awareness about quality chocolate. Almost 10 years ago now, I started a blog documenting the hot chocolates I was drinking on my travels, intrigued at the different approaches to this much-loved drink. Over the years, I have become more interested in the stories behind the drink; the history, the makers and, ultimately, the social, environmental, and economic issues that surround a mug of hot chocolate. I am a certified chocolate taster (Institute of Chocolate and Cocoa Tasting), judge for the World Chocolate Awards, and a trained chocolate maker (Ecole Chocolate). I research, write, speak and organise events around chocolate and sustainability. I also founded The School of Sustainable Chocolate to raise awareness about the topic.




The Chocolate (and Sustainability) Talk

I organise events, presentations and field trips for faculty, students, organisations and the general public focused on chocolate and sustainability.


Ultimate Hot Chocolate and SIPS

A blog documenting and celebrating hot chocolates around the world. Sign up to for all the weekly news you never realised you needed about hot chocolate.


School of Sustainable Chocolate

Short, 5 minutes courses focused on what is chocolate and the sustainability issues that impact the cocoa supply chain in collaboration with several chocolate makers.


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