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), 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.

 

Projects

CacaoEvents

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.

Blog

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.

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.

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