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  • Apr 12

    Say Hello to Castronovo Chocolate!

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

    We hope that you are all enjoying a great holiday weekend, physically – but not socially – distant.  And hopefully enjoying some great craft chocolate too! We’re looking forward to holding our first “Virtual Tasting” via Zoom this Sunday afternoon, and we’ve a bunch more planned over the coming weeks and months; see here for […]

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  • Mar 15

    Jenny Samaniego – Crafting small-batch chocolate in Ecuador

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Craft chocolate requires great beans that are carefully grown, fermented and dried by the farmer.  And then they require meticulous roasting, winnowing, grinding, conching and tempering in small batches by artisan chocolate makers.  Most other crafts – beer, wine, coffee, etc. – follow a similar pattern of farmer and maker working together (and/or being the […]

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  • Mar 08

    International Women’s Day

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    This weekend we are at the Craft Chocolate Festival in San Francisco! So if you are nearby, please do come by and say hello. And, as it’s International Women’s Day, we are donating 10% of all our web sales this weekend to a variety of women’s causes and charities.. We are delighted that being in […]

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  • Mar 01

    Chequessett Chocolate

    By James  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Next weekend, 6-8 March, we will be at the San Francisco Craft Chocolate Experience. We are so excited to be there, and if any of you are in the area and want to come say hi, fantastic! Among the makers will be a number of Cocoa Runners stalwarts – including the alluringly alliterative “Cape Cod […]

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  • Feb 23

    Taste, Tosier, and Tradition

    By James  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Tosier chocolate, the creation of Deanna Tilston, offers both an education for your taste buds and an inside look at chocolate history. Deanna currently sources her beans from four different estates and co-operatives: in Belize, Haiti, Bolivia and Colombia. Tosier focuses on crafting classic 70% bars in delicate and thin moulds.  These moulds, combined with […]

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  • Feb 16
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    Fjak: Honesty, Love, and Great Taste

    By James  ·  New Makers

    March is International Women’s Month, so for the next few weeks we are celebrating a few of our amazing female craft chocolate makers.  Of the 100+ makers we sell at Cocoa Runners, almost half of them were founded in part or wholly by women. If only this ratio was as high in other crafts and […]

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  • Mar 07
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2016

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Site News

    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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