Kristy Leissle In Person Tasting: 17th June


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Kristy Leissle Tasting
£ 25.00
14 available

Join us for an evening at 13 Charterhouse Square with cocoa and chocolate Kristy Leissle, as we delve deeper into the world of African chocolate. If you, or anyone you know, has a deep interest in the cocoa industry, this event is not to be missed.

Not able to attend in person?

If you are not able to attend this event in person, don’t worry! We have created an identical tasting kit which can be delivered to your door. You will then be able to join the evening via a live zoom link. Click HERE to purchase the kit.

Meet your Hosts


Kristy Leissle: Cocoa Scholar

Kristy Leissle is a celebrate researcher and author who has explored every corner of the chocolate sector. Known as the ‘doc of choc’, she has travelled extensively, engaging with stakeholders throughout the cocoa supply chain. Her book, simply titled ‘Cocoa‘, is a seminal piece of writing which details the politics and economics of chocolate, from bean to bar. Dr Leissle will be sharing her insights on the people and places involved in creating the chocolate we love.

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Spencer Hyman: Founder of Cocoa Runners

Spencer is an e-commerce veteran whose varied career highlights include translating Monopoly into Japanese, being COO of popular music site Last.FM and setting up parts of Amazon in the UK. He founded Cocoa Runners back in 2013 and has since expanded both his knowledge of and passion for craft chocolate. The growing and making processes of craft chocolate – and how they evoke such unique flavours – is what interests Spencer most.