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Cacao + Coffee: Crafting Commodities

January 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Cacao and Coffee have so much in common: a tropical commodity, a roasted seed, a seasonal crop. Join the discussion at The Crown!
Cacao + Coffee: Crafting Commodities
4pm – 6pm

Join four local specialty cacao companies for a discussion on sourcing, tasting, and maintaining quality. Understand the issues that face both crops, from climate change to equitable trade. We’ll explore the similarities and differences between the Cacao and Coffee industries, and learn from one another as we talk through how they get from the farm to you.

Speakers include:

Anjuli Dharna, Uncommon Cacao
Stasi Baranoff, Uncommon Cacao
Karen Cogan, Dandelion Chocolate
Karla McNeil-Rueda, Cru Chocolate
Laura Ann Sweitzer, TCHO Chocolate

If you choose, you may add a donation to Grounds for Health to your registration for this event.

About Grounds for Health:

Since 1996, Grounds for Health has worked in Latin America and Africa to address one of the most significant disparities in women’s health globally. Cervical cancer is a nearly 100% treatable disease, and yet in the next 15 years it is expected to kill six million women – 90% of whom will live in developing countries. They specialize in working in communities that represent the base of global supply chains such as coffee, tea, cut flowers and cocoa. Grounds for Health is a mission-driven, international non-profit organization, born out of and with enduring ties to the coffee industry, and focused on increasing coverage of cervical cancer prevention services.


January 24, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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