I use chocolate as a way of engaging audiences in sustainability issues, and sustainability as a way of raising awareness about quality chocolate. More than 10 years ago, I started a blog about hot chocolate, 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 Level 2), judge for the World Chocolate Awards, and a trained chocolate maker (Ecole Chocolate). I research, write, speak and organise events around chocolate and sustainability and founded The School of Sustainable Chocolate. I’m currently writing a book on chocolate.
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 sips.ultimatehotchocolate.com 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.