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  • Oct 15

    Bienvenido a Maraná!

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Join us in saying ‘Bienvenido a Maraná!’, the newest Peruvian maker to joinour Chocolate Library.   Peru is know to have a rich history of growing cocoa, however it has been relatively slow to join the revolution in craft chocolate making. Maraná joins only a handful of makers crafting chocolate from bean to bar in Peru. After […]

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  • Sep 16

    Just Landed – Brand New Bars, Direct From Portugal’s Hottest Craft Chocolate Maker

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    This week we are delighted to say Welcome!, Yokoso and Bem Vinda toTomoko-san and Sue of our first Portugese Craft Chocolate Maker, Feitoria doCacao. The genesis of Fetoria do Cocao is a combination of travel and cooking. Sue Tavares has a long career as a chef, and Tomoko-san and she met whilstTomoko-san was exploring Portugal […]

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  • Sep 10
    Welcome Qantu

    Welcome Qantu: a brand new, award-winning maker from Canada

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Meeting a new craft chocolate maker and tasting their bars is always exciting. Meeting a new craft chocolate maker who has already won a host of awardsand tasting bars that make your jaw drop is pretty special. At the Academy of Chocolate Awards this year we had the pleasure of meeting Maxime & Elfi of […]

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  • Jul 29
    Georgia Ramon

    Meet The Maker: Georgia Ramon

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers, Site News

    We are really excited to have welcomed Georgia Ramon, our first German craft chocolate maker to the Chocolate Library this month. Based in Bonn, Georgia Ramon is the brainchild of Georg Bernadini and his Partner Ramona Gustmann. Georg is already a well know figure in the chocolate world – he has been working in the […]

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  • May 05
    ritual chocolate

    Meet the Maker: Ritual Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers, Site News

    Since 2010 Anna and Robbie have been crafting bars from the simplest of ingredients: just single origin cocoa beans and cane sugar. We’ve been following Ritual since before Cocoa Runners even began, so we are truly delighted to be able to share its bars with you. And we were lucky enough to speak to Anna […]

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  • Apr 08

    Welcome, Damson

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    We are delighted and honoured to introduce you to Damson Chocolate, a new maker crafting bars in the heart of Islington, London. Damson founder Dom Ramsey has an illustrious career in chocolate. Ten years ago he started his “chocablog” and since then he’s been a key force in promoting the small batch, craft chocolate movement […]

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  • Mar 24

    Say ‘Bonjour!’ to Chapon

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Patrice Chapon has lived a fascinating life. The Frenchman spent his early days in hot pursuit of a career in architecture, dreaming of constructing buildings not bars. Alas this was not to be, and he found himself at a loss as to what career to pursue. Luckily for us, Chapon turned his attention to food, […]

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  • Feb 19
    Introducing Seaforth

    Introducing Seaforth Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

    This week we’re saying ahoy to new maker Abe Seaforth, originally from South Africa and now based here in the UK. Based on the Isle of Wight (for now), Abraham Seaforth has combined his two passions: chocolate and sailing. We sat down with him recently to find out more about his passion. What’s your background? […]

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  • Jul 22
    Bonnat Chocolate Bars Crate

    Bienvenue Bonnat

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

      The Bonnat family have been making chocolate in Voiron, France for over 130 years so it is about time we welcome the iconic Chocolat Bonnat to our chocolate library. Bonnat describes itself as the beautiful love story between one family and chocolate, and we are sure you will fall in love with their beautifully […]

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  • May 13
    Levy Bars

    Introducing Levy

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

    From the Northern Land that brought us Moomin, we are pleased to welcome Levy, “the tiniest and most uncompromising chocolate factory in Finland”. Founder Tom Jakobsson, stumbled into the world of single estate chocolate by a happy accident. In 2010, while working in advertising and graphic design,  he came across a video online about Brooklyn-based […]

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