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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...
Vinces cacao farmer Joaquin Leon Escobar with Jenny Samaniego

A Video Voyage to the APOVINCES Cacao Co-Op

Take a trip to the Ecuadoran province of Los Ríos and get a unique glimpse of the cacao farming and production process as seen through the eyes of those working in the APOVINCES Cacao Co-Op. In this video you will follow our founder Jenny Samaniego as she introduces you to some of the farmers we ...
Monthly Cacao and Chocolate Summit Live Sessions in 2021

Tune in to the Monthly Cacao and Chocolate Summit Sessions

We are proud to announce the launch of our monthly Cacao & Chocolate Summit Sessions! These fascinating Facebook Live discussions are co-hosted by Conexión Chocolate founder Jenny Samaniego, and Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate co-founder Jody Hayden. These two ladies lack nothing in their knowled...
Heirloom cacao trees being cultivated in Ecuador in partnership with the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund and Conexión Chocolate.

Taking A Dip into the World of Heirloom Cacao

You’ve probably heard of heirloom tomatoes, but have you heard of heirloom cacao? The term “heirloom” comes down to the preservation of non-GMO seeds that produce the most flavorful, richest tasting fruits. That’s true not just of tomatoes but of other products, including cacao! At Conexión Choc...
Conexion Chocolate dark chocolate bars made with designated heirloom cacao

Sharing the Story of Heirloom Cacao Preservation

Conexión Founder Jenny Samaniego will be a panelist in the upcoming Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) discussion on Heirloom Cacao Preservation on March 11th, 2021. Jenny is honored to be joining other industry experts Matt Caputo of Caputo's Market & Deli, Jacob Marlin of Bfree, and...