Upcoming HCP Events
Thursday, March 30th @ 12pm PDT
Exclusive Heirloom Cacao Tasting Event
Don't miss the exclusive chocolate tasting event where HCP's newest designee, HCP #17, will be revealed! Discover the genetic analyses of the Heirloom Cacao, and never-before-seen photos from the farm.
Be the first to taste the fine-flavor chocolate made by Heirloom Cacao beans from the HCP's newest designee in a tasting led by Ed Seguine, HCP Tasting Panel Chair.
Win prizes at Paul Joachim, The Chocolate Genius's, tasting trivia!
This is a virtual event. Prior to the event, a tasting box will be shipped to you with an HCP #17 tasting bar (10 grams) and one-of-a-kind 4 x 6 in cacao print. The Zoom link to the event will be emailed to you prior to the event date.
What Makes Specialty Cacao?
Thursday, April 6, 2023
8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 3pm GMT / 4pm UK 5pm CET & South Africa / 6pm East Africa & Madagascar
It’s clear from global trading trends that demand for “specialty cocoa” is growing. It is also unclear what exactly counts as “specialty cocoa.” There is no standard definition for “specialty” that is applied across the cocoa industry.
Our panelists are cocoa & chocolate thought leaders with vast experience in cultivation, trade, processing, marketing, & more. Each will present a perspective on “specialty cocoa” from their area of expertise.
The goal is to understand how cocoa (or any crop) comes to be understood as specialty in a holistic way. Panelists will also share how the term “specialty” is (or isn’t) used in their segment of the fine chocolate ecosystem.