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  • May 05
    ritual chocolate

    Meet the Maker: Ritual Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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 29
    Kokoa Kamili

    Kokoa Kamili: Coaxing the Best from Tanzanian Cacao

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Geography

    Recently we’ve seen a number of great bars using beans from Tanzania. In the last couple of months alone, both Omnom and Damson have released two new bars made with beans from the African nation. Both makers are using beans sourced from Kokoa Kamili. Based in the Kilombero Valley of Tanzania, Kokoa Kamili are dedicated […]

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  • Apr 08

    Welcome, Damson

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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 Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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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  • Mar 10
    Forever Cacao Ashaninka

    Beyond Fairtrade: Forever Cacao

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  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 07
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2016

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    This International Women’s Day it seems only right to talk about the many women involved in crafting the delicious artisan bars that we love so much. This past year, we’ve welcomed a number of female makers. From Amedei’s Cecilia Tessieri and Cynthia at Soma, to Lisi Montoya of Shattell, Luisa at Luisa Abram and Brits […]

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  • Mar 04
    luisa abram

    Beyond Fairtrade: Luisa Abram

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  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 Cocoa Runners  ·  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 Cocoa Runners  ·  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 Cocoa Runners  ·  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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