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  • Feb 21

    Is our chocolate Fairtrade?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Ethics

    One of the questions we most commonly get asked at the end of our virtual tastings is, “Is our chocolate Fairtrade?” That’s a fantastic question – and it’s a great sign that so many people are thinking about ethical consumption. But for chocolate, Fairtrade is a complex issue, and it’s worth exploring some of the […]

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  • Mar 10
    Forever Cacao Ashaninka

    Beyond Fairtrade: Forever Cacao

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    Tuesday night was our monthly tasting evening at the Winemakers Club in Farringdon. This month we were lucky enough to be joined by Pablo Spaull of Forever Cacao. Pablo and Cocoa Runners co-founder Spencer went head to head, each presenting some of their favourite bars (including Pablo’s own). Pablo also told us a little about […]

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  • Mar 04
    luisa abram

    Beyond Fairtrade: Luisa Abram

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    As part of our Fairtrade Fortnight series, we take you into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. One of our greatest discoveries of last year was Brazilian maker Luisa Abram. Andre Banks and his daughter Luisa are the driving force behind the family-owned chocolate maker. The pair source their beans from a co-operative deep within […]

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  • Mar 03
    Fruition farm

    Beyond Fairtrade: Fruition Chocolate

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    Fruition is an American bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in the Catskill Mountains of Woodstock, NY. Founder Bryan Graham sources the cocoa for his bars from farms in several countries all of which are Fairtrade and Organic. Bryan trades directly with the farmers in these countries, giving them much higher prices for their best beans. Paying […]

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  • Mar 01
    Pacari Chocolate

    Beyond Fairtrade: Pacari

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    As part of our series for Fairtrade Fortnight we are looking at different bars from makers whose commitment to their farmers and suppliers goes above and beyond Fairtrade. Its classic Raw 70% bar sums up Pacari’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices as well as making great chocolate. The bar uses unroasted cacao […]

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  • Feb 29
    Fairtrade

    Beyond Fairtrade

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    As Fairtrade fortnight begins, we want to take a moment and talk about what Fairtrade means to us at Cocoa Runners. One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘Is your chocolate Fairtrade?’ The answer to this is not as simple as it may seem. Some of our bars are certified some are […]

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