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Saturday, November 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cacao de Colombia: Stories from the Field

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There are various initiatives and efforts currently underway across Colombia to develop a fine flavor cacao industry. Since this is a new origin for craft chocolate we are diving into the details of the social and environmental impact, as well as the flavor profiles being expressed as a result of the genetics and terroir. Join us to learn about this new origin that is sure to start appearing in craft chocolate!

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Emily Stone

CEO and Co-founder, Uncommon Cacao
Emily Stone has spent the greater part of the last decade deep in the jungles of Central America, creating meaningful market access for thousands of indigenous Maya smallholder farmers through supply chain companies connecting these farmers with premium chocolate makers in the U.S... Read More →
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Carlos Ignacio Velasco

CEO, Cacao de Colombia
Carlos Ignacio Velasco studied industrial engineering at Andes University in Colombia. He worked for over 12 years in the coffee and cacao industry and nine years with the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC), or National Federation of Coffee Producers in Colombia... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119