What Small Batch Crafted Means At Xoconat

What Small Batch Crafted Means At Xoconat
The phrase small batch crafted gets harder and harder to quantify nowadays. So, I’ll share what “small-batch crafted” means at Xoconat.  For starters, I craft every batch of chocolate, roast every batch of cacao beans and cook every pot of caramel. Crafting at Xoconat is an up-close, intimate process. I...

Xoconat Workshops

Xoconat Workshops
What I love about teaching workshops are the questions my students ask me about cacao and chocolate. What are the best cacao growing regions? What’s the best chocolate? How does Thai cacao compare with other countries? What is white chocolate? How do you come up with your flavors? And, as...

Know The Source. Honor It.

Know The Source. Honor It.
I am very fortunate to live in a cacao growing country. In industry speak, it's called 'at origin'. As in, from where cacao originates. This is what I have the good fortune of being able to do at origin: go directly to the cacao farm, admire the cacao pods on...

On Packaging and Small Business Transparency

On Packaging and Small Business Transparency
The following is an Instagram post that received a lot of great traffic and I wanted to share it here. I’m glad my banana leaf green packaging got such positive feedback! I had some excellent and thoughtful comments, so I just wanted to add that this green packaging is meant...