Update from Davao, Philippines: Shawn met with lead cocoa farmer, Peter Cruz, to inspect our next shipment of cocoa beans and ensure they meet our contract specifications. This includes spending time on the farms, performing cut tests to check moisture content and even roasting some beans over an open fire. And of course, sharing profits!
Peter checking the fermentation box full of our Trinitario cocoa beans.
Peter signs our contract and financial statements after Shawn hands over the profit share cash.
Shawn visited our partner schools, Malagos and Baguio, and was able to see our sustainable lunch programs in action.
Shawn spent his Valentine’s Day speaking to 800+ Baguio students and their parents.
Peter holds a certificate Shawn presented to him to commemorate our 2017 Good Food Award for our Dark Milk + Black Licorice CollaBARation™ bar, made with Davao beans.