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Sunday, November 12 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Guatemala Jungle Harvest: Meet Your Origin

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Emily Stone of Uncommon Cacao and Roy Fraatz of Cacao Verapaz in Guatemala will discuss the efforts underway since 2013 to develop the Guatemalan fine flavor cacao industry. Introductions will be made to 5 different unique origins within Guatemala, educating consumers and chocolate makers alike about both the challenges and the exciting potential of this new, high-impact specialty cacao origin.

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Roy Wilhen Fraatz Lopez

Quality and Technical Manager, Cacao Verapaz
Roy Wilhen Fraatz Lopez is the quality and technical manager at Cacao Verapaz in Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Roy graduated as Agricultural Engineer with a focus on Socioeconomic Development and Environment from Zamorano University in 2007. Originally from the department of Alta... Read More →
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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 →

Sunday November 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119