As some of you may know, we have embarked on an extremely exciting project with the Innovate UK team and the University of Nottingham’s Plant Science department to help empower the female farmers out in Colombia to reach the premium market for their crops! In May we all went out to the farms in Colombia and met with our lovely farmers Carmen, Martha and Yanira to see their farms and meet them before engaging in this incredible journey. Our aim for the project is to improve the quality of crop for these farmers to help empower them to reach the premium market for their fine quality beans and therefore provide them with better means of business and living. We have produced our first batch of chocolates made straight from bean to bar here in our Nottingham Sneinton Market location.
On the 18th October we hosted our Colombian Tasting event to celebrate the launch of our Colombian cacao, our guests included customers, local businesses and the prosperity fund team from the Foreign office- Catherine Pye. The event was not only a great success in terms of educating our guests about the history and cultural importance of cocoa, but also in terms of having our guests love our chocolate so much that they bought their favourite farmer’s bars! due to the great success of our launch night which also included being sponsored by Belvoir drinks, we are now hoping to have another launch night with the Foreign office in London in December!