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Chocoa 2014

Time: March 27, 2014 to March 31, 2014
Location: various
City/Town: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website or Map: http://www.chocoa.nl/
Event Type: education, festival
Created By: Clay Gordon
Latest Activity: Mar 23

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Event Description

Good cocoa, better chocolate.

That’s what Chocoa is all about. Good cocoa because it is produced sustainably and/or because it is a special variety that brings fine flavours.

Today, sustainable cocoa is only 10% of the worldwide cocoa production. This share needs to grow, as the demand for sustainable chocolate increases. Chocoa [pronounced cho-ko-wa] wants to raise the production and consumption of sustainable cocoa and chocolate.

The yearly, four day event takes place again on March 28 - 31 2014 at cultural venues in Amsterdam, the city with the world's largest volume of cocoa processing and the world's largest port for handling and storage of cocoa.

The cocoa industry will meet with and explore possibilities of boosting the volume of sustainable cocoa at the first Amsterdam sustainable cocoa conference at The Royal Tropical Institute

Taste good chocolate available for the consumer market during tastings, workshops and other activities at the chocolate fair in Het Scheepvaartmuseum.

Dutch chefs will discover the secrets of cooking with fine flavour chocolate from Latin-American top chef Maricel Presilla at the masterclass in Hilton Amsterdam.

Get your tickets online before the event starts and join us in promoting good cocoa, better chocolate!

27th - Trade Fair

28th - Conference on Sustainable Cocoa at the Royal Tropical Institute.

29th & 30th - Chocolate Festival at the Maritime Museum

31st - Chocolate Master Class at the Amsterdam Hilton

Comment Wall

Comment by Philip Hand on March 23, 2014 at 3:53pm

Clay,

If you were to choose between attending Chocoa OR Cacao Direct in DR, which one would be more significant?  I am starting a Cocoa brokerage here in the U.S., and are looking to create transparency relationships between Chocolatiers and Farmers.  Which conference would you think has more value for this in particular?  Thanks

Comment by Gabriel Metz on March 15, 2014 at 6:43am

I'm looking forward to attending the conference. Will be a great event, I'm sure. And a lot of things that I will summarize and translate into French.

Gabriel from eCacaoS

Comment by Clay Gordon on March 8, 2014 at 11:30pm

Katie -

Great to hear and I will see you there. Please contact the organizers to let them know and to make arrangements.

:: Clay

Comment by Katie Partington on March 8, 2014 at 3:10am
Great, thanks for that, that's helped me to make up my mind. See you there!
Comment by Clay Gordon on March 7, 2014 at 10:45pm

Katie -
Great idea. Here's the list of producers who have indicated that they are going to attend.

Brazil
Cooperativa Cabruca

Bolivia
Baure
Plus one more

Cameroon
Through Pierre Etoa

Colombia
Cacao Pacifico (to be confirmed)
Plus two others, to be confirmed

Ecuador
Kallari
Papacacao
Plus two others through Pro Ecuador)

Ghana
Fine Flavour Beans through Agro Eco

Guatemala
Danta Chocolate ChocolateLife member Carlos Eichenberger
Fedecovera

Honduras
Xoco Fine Cocoa Company ChocolateLife member Frank Homann
Plus two others, to be confirmed

Indonesia
Javara (to be confirmed)

Nicaragua
Cacaonica
El Vergell

Panama
Forest Finest (to be confirmed)

Peru
Cepicafé (Piura region)

Vietnam
Dakao Trading Co

Comment by Katie Partington on March 6, 2014 at 4:22pm
I'm considering attending the trade fair as would like to make contact with bean suppliers but as the cost of travel and accommodation is high it would be good to know which suppliers will be there, I've requested info from the organiser but still waiting on a response. What are your experiences with this type of event? Is it worth attending?
Comment by Jeff on February 7, 2014 at 9:06am

see you there

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