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Kristy Leissle
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Kristy Leissle and ChocoFiles are now friends
Jan 25, 2013
Teresa Ulrich is attending Kristy Leissle's event

Northwest Chocolate Festival at Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms

October 22, 2011 at 10am to October 23, 2011 at 6pm
The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.We also host the Best of the Northwest Dessert Awards and we always have fun at the competition night celebration.This year we focus on the agriculture of cacao ~ the fruit that makes great chocolate ~ and the techniques that set fine chocolate makers apart from the…See More
Oct 19, 2011
George Trejo is attending Kristy Leissle's event

Northwest Chocolate Festival at Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms

October 22, 2011 at 10am to October 23, 2011 at 6pm
The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.We also host the Best of the Northwest Dessert Awards and we always have fun at the competition night celebration.This year we focus on the agriculture of cacao ~ the fruit that makes great chocolate ~ and the techniques that set fine chocolate makers apart from the…See More
Oct 14, 2011
Kristy Leissle and Mark J Sciscenti are now friends
Oct 6, 2011
Kristy Leissle's event was featured

Northwest Chocolate Festival at Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms

October 22, 2011 at 10am to October 23, 2011 at 6pm
The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.We also host the Best of the Northwest Dessert Awards and we always have fun at the competition night celebration.This year we focus on the agriculture of cacao ~ the fruit that makes great chocolate ~ and the techniques that set fine chocolate makers apart from the…See More
Oct 6, 2011
Kristy Leissle replied to Clay Gordon's discussion The High Cost of Certification
"Rodney, your comment about the farmer perspective -- on small farm size and low yields -- really brought me back to what was one of the more powerful moments of my fieldwork in Ghana. I had been working with farmers who sold to Kuapa Kokoo, the…"
Oct 4, 2011
Kristy Leissle replied to Clay Gordon's discussion The High Cost of Certification
"Clay, I could not agree more. Certification fees are a real issue for cooperatives, as is the gargantuan reporting responsibility they must undertake to prove they meet FLO producer standards. I do not see how either one is germane to fairness --…"
Oct 4, 2011
Kristy Leissle replied to Clay Gordon's discussion The High Cost of Certification
"I often teach and write about fair trade (my doctoral work was on the cocoa-chocolate trade, part of it on the FLO system), and I find that I run increasingly thin on ways to justify Fairtrade to my university students, or anyone who sincerely…"
Oct 3, 2011
Kristy Leissle joined Clay Gordon's group
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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.
Oct 3, 2011
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Northwest Chocolate Festival at Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms

October 22, 2011 at 10am to October 23, 2011 at 6pm
The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.We also host the Best of the Northwest Dessert Awards and we always have fun at the competition night celebration.This year we focus on the agriculture of cacao ~ the fruit that makes great chocolate ~ and the techniques that set fine chocolate makers apart from the…See More
Sep 26, 2011
Kristy Leissle is now a member of The Chocolate Life
Sep 21, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Earning my PhD from the University of Washington by studying chocolate!
My favorite chocolate is:
all of them

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