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Ancel Mitchell
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  • Puerto Viejo,Limon
  • Costa Rica
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Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival at Puerto Viejo, Limón

December 13, 2013 at 6pm to December 15, 2013 at 7pm
Everyone is welcome to attend the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival! This is our second year of enjoying local heirloom cacao and the rich heritage of growing cacao in Talamanca, Costa Rica.Our small, beautiful area has several bean to bar mostly organic artisan producers. This year we have a chocolate restaurant crawl, competitions for the best single origin, rustic and blended bars, plus lectures and talks, tastings and displays. Three days of chocolate bliss in a gorgeous Caribbean setting.…See More
Nov 6, 2013
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Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival at Puerto Viejo, Limón

December 13, 2013 at 6pm to December 15, 2013 at 7pm
Everyone is welcome to attend the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival! This is our second year of enjoying local heirloom cacao and the rich heritage of growing cacao in Talamanca, Costa Rica.Our small, beautiful area has several bean to bar mostly organic artisan producers. This year we have a chocolate restaurant crawl, competitions for the best single origin, rustic and blended bars, plus lectures and talks, tastings and displays. Three days of chocolate bliss in a gorgeous Caribbean setting.…See More
Oct 19, 2013
Ancel Mitchell and Paul Johnson are now friends
May 8, 2012
Erica Gilmour left a comment for Ancel Mitchell
"We'll be there from February 9 to 16. It will be great to meet you! My email address is erica@hummingbirdchocolate. What is the best way to reach you to set up a time to visit?"
Feb 2, 2012
Ancel Mitchell left a comment for Erica Gilmour
"Hi Erica, Sure! We're on the Caribbean coast, almost on Puerto Viejo. There are at least 3 other chocolatiers here too. When are you coming?"
Feb 2, 2012
Ancel Mitchell and Erica Gilmour are now friends
Feb 2, 2012
Ancel Mitchell replied to brian horsley's discussion "fair trade is dead" - an interesting perspective
"Hear hear!"
Jan 16, 2012
Ancel Mitchell replied to Clay Gordon's discussion When a Guide to Good May Not Be
"Ignore the money. Follow the cacao. In the same way that buy local, locavore, farmers markets have become big in an attempt to move away from the certification /big agro mess and muddle, why can't artisan chocolate makers do the same? Lead the…"
Jan 10, 2012
Ethan Mckenzie and Ancel Mitchell are now friends
Jan 9, 2012
Ancel Mitchell replied to Keith Ayoob's discussion How much chocolate do you eat per day, on average?
"On average the Swiss population consumes 11lb per year per person, in Germany the average is 10.8lbs, in the UK it's 10.3, and in the US 5.1lbs. So they say. That's all chocolate bars, not just the good stuff. I think consuming a pound a…"
Jan 7, 2012
Ancel Mitchell replied to Clay Gordon's discussion What are your impressions of certification programs like Fair Trade?
"I think Fairtrade has to be taken in context. While the concept of paying a fair price for something is great, the reality of global prices makes the 'label' fairtrade an over simplification and allows the consumer to sleep through what…"
Dec 31, 2011
Ancel Mitchell replied to Dale Anderson's discussion Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Sources Wanted in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Organic cacao farms, in Costa Rica at least, tend to be agroforestry, meaning that while the cacao is technically monocropped, the trees providing the shade are habitually harvested. They may also be trees used for fodder. In the Caribbean area much…"
Dec 31, 2011
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Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members. B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Dec 31, 2011
Ancel Mitchell and Lisa N are now friends
Dec 29, 2011
Ancel Mitchell replied to Lisa N's discussion Recommendations for travel to a cocoa farm
"Hi Lisa, For Costa Rica, October through early December is the best time to come: harvest, fermenting, drying all happen in these months. Actually the cacao here is produced year round, but these months represent the main harvest and it's by…"
Dec 28, 2011
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Giving Back

It's not enough to hand off to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) the responsibility to redress issues of ethical trade. The purpose of this group is to discuss ways to improve the quality of life of farm families and farm communities worldwide.
Dec 26, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Tasting the first bars from our own trees and vanilla vines!
My favorite chocolate is:
75% dark artisan chocolate

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At 10:38pm on February 2, 2012, Erica Gilmour said…

We'll be there from February 9 to 16. It will be great to meet you! My email address is erica@hummingbirdchocolate. What is the best way to reach you to set up a time to visit?

 
 
 

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