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  • Jan 13

    How to Create the Perfect Drinking Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Cooking & Baking

    How To Make the Perfect Drinking Chocolate from Cocoa Runners on Vimeo. We’re always delighted to hear from chocolate lovers around the world, but over the past week we’ve been bowled over by the number of people who responded to our recent email about the chocolate drinks (both drinking chocolate and tea!) that we shared […]

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  • Dec 24

    Before the Bar: The Intriguing History of Drinking Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  History & Culture

    ‘poure in as many halfe pints of the said Water as there be ounces of Chocolate, and if you please, you may put in one or two yelks of fresh Eggs, which must be beaten untill they froth very much; the hotter it is drunke, the better it is’.  Although the method and ingredients may […]

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  • Nov 15
    New Friis Holm Bars

    New Bars From The Great Dane

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    Earlier last month we were delighted when Mikkel Friis Holm was awarded twospecial recognition awards for his bars at the World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards, here in London. Mikkel was one of the first makers weworked with, and today we welcome a number of his latest bars to ourChocolate Library. Mikkel has been […]

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  • Oct 15

    Fantastic Chocolate From The Far East

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    Today we present you with a rare opportunity to taste some exceptional craft chocolate bars crafted in Taiwan and Japan. Earlier this year we shared with you a highly limited collection of craft chocolate bars from Cacaoken, a Japanese craft chocolate maker. At the time we weren’t sure when we could obtain more stock, but […]

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  • Oct 15

    Bienvenido a Maraná!

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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 Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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 Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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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  • Sep 19
    Menakao Cocoa Nibs

    What Are Cocoa Nibs?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  What is Craft Chocolate?

    There has been a lot of buzz about cocoa nibs recently, but what exactly are they? What are cocoa nibs? Cocoa nibs are pieces of crushed cocoa bean. Once the beans have been fermented, dried, and roasted, the next step in the making process is to “crack and winnow”. Cracking involves crushing the beans into […]

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  • Jul 14

    An Introduction to French Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Geography

    Here at Cocoa Runners, we love French chocolate. We stock a fabulous selection of craft bars by Bonnat, PLAQ, Pralus, Morin, Reine Astrid, Chapon and Encuentro.  Read on to find out just what makes French chocolate distinct, and to discover more about the makers behind our range.  Une Révolution? Not So Much. We talk a […]

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  • May 27

    Academy of Chocolate Awards 2016

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    Since its foundation a decade ago, the Academy of Chocolate has been at the forefront of the single estate artisan chocolate revolution. From day one, its founders have been committed to recognising high quality, ethically sourced chocolate from around the world. Now taking place for the eighth time, the Academy of Chocolate Awards is one of the most highly anticipated events of the chocolate year. The results were released in May 2016 to much fanfare, and we were delighted to […]

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