We are proud to present one of the top education programs in the world for chocolate lovers from all walks of life. Chocolate Lovers Unite (!) at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington for a weekend packed with world-class workshops on chocolate! 
Sunday, November 13 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Ripple Effect: Small Batches, Big Impact

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Bean to bar chocolate manufacturers are setting the trend for the chocolate industry globally. As they focus on delivering the highest quality products, they’re also setting the standard for how the rest of the supply chain should benefit from and participate in this growing movement. In this panel, we’ll take a deep dive into the impact you’re creating as a bean-to-bar maker, from the big picture shifts occurring in the global chocolate industry through the personal impacts on individuals at origin.

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Marlon Ac

Managing Director, Cacao Verapaz
Marlon is the Managing Director of Cacao Verapaz, Uncommon Cacao export and sourcing operation in Guatemala. Marlon born on a three generation Maya Q’eqchi’ farm family in the rural village of Guatemala, all his life have been working in agriculture. That is why he and his brothers... Read More →
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Minni Forman

Managing Director, Maya Mountain Cacao
Born in a rural village in Southern Belize, Minni Forman spent the first 15 years of her life as a subsistence farmer. At the age of 15 she decided to leave her family farm and pursue an education in the United States. After graduating from college and gaining more than four years... Read More →
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Maya Granit

Managing Director, Co-founder, Uncommon Cacao
Maya is focused on pioneering a model of extreme transparency in the chocolate supply chain to deliver quality cacao to chocolate manufacturers, and create meaningful market access for cacao farmers globally. She is co-founder and Managing Director of Uncommon Cacao, a fully transparent... Read More →
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Emily Stone

CEO and Co-founder, Uncommon Cacao
Emily Stone has spent the greater part of the last decade deep in the jungles of Central America, creating meaningful market access for thousands of indigenous Maya smallholder farmers through supply chain companies connecting these farmers with premium chocolate makers in the U.S... Read More →

Sunday November 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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