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Cacao Expeditions with Unparalleled Flavors

Cacao Expeditions with Unparalleled Flavors

 February 26, 2022  Dale Erwin      Last week, our team visited Esmeraldas. Raul invited us to his finca. He’s the former president of the UOPROCAE cacao Co-operative. His farm is about 4 hectares of jungle, reached by a bumpy road lined with emerald cow pastures and glassy ponds. I sat in the b...
A Warm Welcome for Dale Erwin

A Warm Welcome for Dale Erwin

Dale is the newest addition to the Sales team at Conexión Chocolate! While completing an MA focused on agriculture and ecology, he did an internship in Ecuador, where he learned about Conexión Chocolate during a chocolate tasting. He was impressed by the delicious chocolate and how Conexión was a...
Young Farmers Project: Keeping Cacao Alive in Ecuador

Young Farmers Project: Keeping Cacao Alive in Ecuador

Did you know that a significant portion of all cacao producers are over the age of 60? As the average age of cacao growers increases, we risk losing the important generational knowledge of growing, harvesting and processing cacao. This issue is particularly important for the farmers we work with,...
Baking with the Best Chocolate

Baking with the Best Chocolate

Whether you’re baking special holiday treats, your favorite chocolate chip cookie or brownie recipe, or an extravagant birthday cake, the chocolate used to craft your creations matters. In the same way you might opt for European-style butter or fresh local eggs to enrich the flavors of your bakin...
Close-up of cacao beans at a plantation in Ecuador with headline for Conexion Chocolate's Professional Chocolate Summer 2021 Collection

Professional Chocolate - Summer 2021 Collection

We are a sustainable business driven by a passion to preserve fine cacao and its unique flavors, produced by empowered communities, happy stakeholders, and inspired new generations. Our fine range of couverture is the culmination of a decade of experience working with Ecuadorian Nacional cacao an...
The Conexion Chocolate team standing together at The Cacao and Chocolate Summit

The Cacao And Chocolate Summit 2021: Inspiring Positive Change

Three years ago when Conexión Chocolate founder Jenny Samaniego dreamed up the first Cacao And Chocolate Summit, she envisioned an international meeting of the minds, a gathering of players all up and down the supply chain. The goal was to highlight the best, most sustainable, innovative, and eth...