Explore the world of fine chocolate
Interview Episode 15 – Luisa Abram
At the 2019 Northwest Chocolate Festival, I caught up with Luisa Abram. We found a (mostly) quiet spot to discuss adventuring through the Amazon rainforest on boats and on foot, making new and high-quality milk powder, discovering new locales with great new cacao, making new […]
Inside the Chocolate Society – 2
Join in my conversation with Julia and Kelley – recent members of the Utah Chocolate Society – as we talk about finding fine chocolate, finding chocolate nerds, and experiencing our legendary tournament for their first time! Utah has had great chocolate and a fun scene […]
Interview Episode 14: John Nanci
Back in November, 2018, I was able to find John Nanci. Like a lion, I separated him from the masses, except then we sat and talked – for an hour! John started Chocolate Alchemy years and years ago to share what he found out about […]
Inside the Chocolate Society 1: The Tournament
The annual tournament may just be the highlight of all the Utah Chocolate Society does. Every year we start with 64 of the world’s best chocolate bars, and every year we subject ourselves to the toil of randomly pairing, tasting, and voting on them to […]
Interview Episode 13: Felipe of Diogo Vaz
I got to meet Felipe and William of Diogo Vaz at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle back in November. Felipe and I sat down to talk chocolate and his background. He changed career paths dramatically 5 years ago to leave the office, corporate world […]
Interview Episode 12: Lars Moller of Ingemann Fine Cocoa
Lars Moller of Ingemann Fine Cocoa occupies a niche in the cacao supply chain that is rather unlike the vast majority. Ingemann buys cacao from farmers in Nicaragua, and they work the fermentation and drying of the beans – with an unheard-of level of sophistication […]
Love The Format!
So far this has been a straight interview show, and I’m loving the dynamic Brian manages to build with each guest. It’s been very enjoyable to be able to virtually vibe with each chocolate industry person while I wash my dishes, zero expectations that I’ll talk back— though sometimes I wish I could! Can’t wait for new episodes in the coming year.
Fantastic, informative, inspiring. Every year I think it is time to exit the industry, this year was particularly strong. This podcast made me remember why I love chocolate!
Love hearing chocolate makers
I love hearing the stories of the chocolate makers and how (and why) they got into making fine chocolate! Can’t wait to hear more!