Cacao

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) and a trained chocolate maker (Ecole Chocolate). I research, write, and speak about chocolate and sustainability, work with cafes and chocolate companies and organise chocolate focused trips and events. I also founded The School of Sustainable Chocolate to raise awareness about the topic.

 

Projects

Blog

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

A blog documenting and celebrating hot chocolates around the world, including the makers and sustainability issues that impact these.

Project

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.

Events

Chocolate and Sustainability

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

Get in Touch

Interested in developing new innovative approaches to sustainability? Have an interesting approach you would like to share? I’d love to hear from you.

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