Ed Seguine

One of the great champions of cacao, sustainability, the cacao farmer, improved in-country, post-harvest practices, and the importance of fine flavor in chocolate.

John Scharffenberger

The first American (along with now deceased business partner Robert Steinberg) to make fine bean-to-bar chocolate and therefore the father of the craft chocolate movement in the US.

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Juan Carlos Motamayor

Program Manager on genomics and genetics at Mars and a world-reknowned researcher whose work has led to a complete remapping of cacao genetics.

Sophie & Michael Coe

Co-Authors of “The True History of Chocolate”, the most scrupulous and complete early history of chocolate written to date. Originally published in 1996 and updated in 2007. 

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