There are many sources for cocoa beans. One I recommend is a new sponsor of TheChocolateLife - Meridian Cacao.
Thanks Clay, any others you can recommend? I would like to have several in my "arsenal", to get a variety of beans to choose from.
Are Meridian Cacao's beans organic (if not certified, do they use pesticides, etc?). Also, are there discounts for TheChocolateLife members?
Hey, i can get you the 10 pounds of cocoa beans from Uganda ( East Africa) for 14 dollars. Stephen Sembuya
I have a supplier of small quantities of cocoa beans based in the UK. Contact me if of interest.
Contact MaCoco on firstname.lastname@example.org. for cocoa beans available from the UK
You can also contact Tom Sharkey in Hawaii- Direct from the farmer. He does small orders.
We have trinitarian cacao beans from Costa Rica :) you can contact me at email@example.com if you're interested!
Thank you all for your help!
Imho, I would suggest that the mods make a new category specifically for those of us looking for beans to buy or sell. It would make these transactions a bit easier for all.
Interesting idea ... and one that I will think about some more if/as people chime in on this.
A generic "Where to Buy" category makes sense to me in a general discussion area.
There is a whole Classifieds section where an "I want to buy/sell cocoa beans" makes a lot of sense and it would be highly specific. I could close this discussion and point to one there.
A "Where to Buy Cocoa Beans" in the main discussion are seems redundant to me.
Anyone have any strong opinions one way or the other?
It is of interest to me - buying small lots of cocoa beans. I saved this thread for future reference, but having it in one spot that makes more sense would be good.