"Scarcity and uniqueness can also drive premiums. There are plenty of absolutely wonderful fine flavor cocoas out there that have amazing flavor profiles that people would (and do) pay premiums for. One of the Asian submissions this year…"
"Thank you so much for this.
I don't think there is a danger of mainstream mild WA cocoas being lost to flavour. Take out Cameroon and the minor producers and we have basically CI, Ghana and Nigeria and 60% of world production. If that became…"
"In this years Cocoa of Excellence competition in Paris, 10 of the 50 cocoa's that were judged were from W. Africa. Now, many, many more were submitted, but only 50 get entered. Most of them were trying to deliver something other…"
"Hi, I am a 40 year veteran on the cocoa growing industry and living for the last 33 years in West Africa after the first 10 years in PNG.
If you want to know what happens before you get hold of the beans, just ask."