I am very interested too to find out the investment needed (and which machines to look for) for an industry devoted to origin coverture. I was thinking in a 100 MT a year production since we have the cacao literally 2 hours…"
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,I would like to introduce myself. My name is Juan Francisco Mollinedo and I am the Vice President of the Asociación Nacional del Kakaw, ANAKAKAW in Guatemala, an organization devoted to rescue the kakaw crop and industry and turn it into an example of excellence and quality.I've been working in many cacao projects with REAL producers trying to rescue and develop a real business for the producers with a national vision and a well designed road map for our Mayan Kakaw,…See More
Hi Juan Francisco,
I am setting up a new small artisan chocolate company in England. If I had access to so me good Guatemalan beans I would consider a profit-share with the farmer. As you say, I think it is the fairest way to progress.
My company will launch later this month - I have a factory and all the equipment and am waiting for approval from the Environmental Health people before I launch in public. I visited Guatemal last year and would love to offer Guatemalan chocolate for sale in Europe.