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 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Growing Cacao (and Making Chocolate) in Hawaii

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We purchased 65 acres of land in Hawaii five years ago for almost nothing with the intent of conservation. We stumbled upon cacao from a local botanist. Through cacao cultivation, we have a found a way to 1) conserve the rainforest 2) cultivate a lucrative crop and 3) have a wonderful life - all through cacao. This presentation will communicate to those the opportunity to start one's own environmentally and economically sustainable (profitable) cacao orchard whether in Hawaii or nearly anywhere else. I will discuss land considerations, working with other farmers to boost yield, finding the right price point to be profitable and then matching to the appropriate product line and appropriate market. I will then talk about the fun stuff: adapting cacao trees to Hawaii soil and climate and making farm-to-bar chocolate!

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Adam Potter

Co-Owner, Puna Chocolate Company
Adam started his career in international development and then served in the Marines for 10 years specializing in civil affairs which included several agricultural products farming revitalization and poppy crop replacement. Upon leaving the military in 2010, he graduated from Stanford... Read More →

Sunday November 13, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Tasting Room

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