Episode 21: Corinne Joachim-Sanon-Symietz of Les Chocolateries Askanya

Bringing Haitian cacao to the fine chocolate industry has proven fascinating and important work for this Wharton graduate. You’ll hear the story of trials and errors - and hope, direct from Askanya co-founder Corinne Joachim-Sanon-Symietz.

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Lauren WKND
Episode 20: Jael Rattigan of French Broad Chocolates

Jael & Dan Rattigan fell further for each other and cacao while living in Costa Rica, where they launched the cafe space Bread & Chocolate. Soon followed - the now pride of Asheville - French Broad Chocolate Lounge, and in 2019 they opened their largest chocolate factory to date, to continue bringing more ethical chocolate to the world.

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Lauren WKND
Episode 19: Emily Stone CEO of Uncommon Cacao

Emily Stone speaks to the origins of her company and supply-chain-distrupting business Uncommon Cacao, and how the craft chocolate market is interpreted from an intermediaries perspective.

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Lauren WKND
#WomenInChocolate 2017 Year in Review

#WomenInChocolate was started as a means of recognizing the efforts of our womyn friends and colleagues in the cacao and chocolate industry. This 2017 yearly round-up features many of them.

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Episode 18: Reverend Dr. RM Peluso Author & Chocolate and Whiskey Advocate

Reverend Dr. RM Peluso author of chocolate tasting books, has ventured into the world of whiskeys. In this episode she offers insight into how craft chocolate can be a perfect match for this spirit.

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Minisode with Emily Packer Koons of Cacao Review

Emily of Cacao Review, a former professional singer, weaves her appreciation for exceptional art into her love of cacao and fine chocolate.

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Lauren WKND
Episode 17: Arcelia Gallardo Founder of Mission Chocolate

Arcelia Gallardo’s impact on the chocolate community has no boundaries. Former chocolatier in Berkeley, then chocolate maker at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco. She now lives and runs Mission Chocolate in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Where she is president of Bean to Bar Brasil.

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Lauren WKND
Episode 16: Juliana Aquino of Baianí Chocolates Brazil

Get to know Juliana of Baianí Chocolates tree-to-bar and the Brazilian cacao farm Vale Potumuju. Together she and Tuta her business and life partner have been integral members of the Bean To Bar Brasil organization and Chocolate Week.

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Lauren WKND
Episode 15: Coffee Specialist Katie Gilmer Pon

Katie Gilmer Pon has worked in both sectors - specialty coffee and fine chocolate. While varied species, coffee and cocoa have a lot more in common than not. This episode explores those similarities.

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Lauren WKND
Episode 14: Megan Giller Author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

Podcast interview with author and journalist Megan Giller; she specializes in the stories of the craft chocolate movement and is an important voice in the industry.

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Lauren WKND