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  • Apr 26

    Earth Day in Lockdown

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Weekly Blog

    Last Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Normally all of us involved in craft chocolate would be all over this.  But these aren’t normal times.  Here in the UK we’ve just completed our first month of “lockdown” and, unlike a few other parts of the world, we’ve no end in sight.  Earth Day […]

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  • Jan 11

    Veganuary

    By James  ·  Weekly Blog

    Sadly, the holiday season is well and truly over.  We are now into the first month of 2020, which is all about making, and trying to stick with, our new year resolutions. Cutting back. Eating healthier. Saving the planet. And Veganuary is an intriguing new twist on this. Agriculture counts for 15-20% of global CO2 […]

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  • Mar 26

    What can craft chocolate learn from speciality coffee, craft beer and other craft movements?

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Weekly Blog

    After a couple of years being based in Farringdon, we’ve moved our London office to Old Street. We are now even closer to Borough Market and Shoreditch – and the achingly “cool” environment where so many craft movements have incubated and blossomed. James Hoffman set up his Penny University for filter coffee here over a […]

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  • Feb 11
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    Craft Chocolate Predictions For 2019 And A Review Of Those Made For 2018

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Weekly Blog

    Last year we decided to stick our neck out and make a few predictions on what might happen in the world of Craft Chocolate, you can view the original post here. So now it’s the end of January 2019, we’ve decided to review the accuracy of our 2018 predictions – and make some new ones […]

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  • May 01

    Chocolate in Berlin – some thoughts on the World Cocoa Conference 2018

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Weekly Blog

    Last weekend I was invited to the World Cocoa Conference in Berlin to speak at one of the “warm up” sessions of the Fine and Flavour Forum.  So first and foremost, I’d like to thank Martin Christy for inviting me, and congratulations to Martin and Maricel for arranging a raft of great speakers and topics […]

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  • Feb 01

    11 Predictions for Craft Chocolate in 2018

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Weekly Blog

    Now we are through January and semi recovered from the Holidays, we’ve decided to stick our necks out with a few predictions for 2018.  We plan to dive into each of these predictions in more detail in the upcoming months, so apologies if we are a little briefin some cases. We’d also like to warn […]

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