We took a trip to Ecuador this fall to visit farms, and select a supplier for our beans. The group was organized by FCIA, the Fine Chocolate Industry Association, and they've prepared a trip report of the experience.
Pictured: Left to right, back row: Daniel Domingo, ECOM Cocoa; Glen Davies, Wild Mountain Chocolate; Karen Urbanek, flying noir; Karen Bryant, FCIA, Rob Greenhow & Brett Mohr, Chocxo Bean to Bar Chocolatier; and Justin Henk & Peter Maccaroni, BT McElrath Chocolatier. Left to right, front row: ECOM staffer Patricio Espinoza and our guides Kate Cavallin & Pamela Schreier, Agroindustrias Arriba del Ecuador (ECOM Trading).
Expect a trip report from Glen, detailing his own experience, and his process in selecting the beans for our 72% Ecuador bar!