What did you do this summer? I ate a lot of chocolate.
Shawn Askinosie, maker of Askinosie Chocolate, just returned from Africa where his Chocolate Univerity “raised the money to bring 13 high school students to Tanzania and enough money to drill a deep water well – clean water for the whole village – 2,000.”
He writes about how he roasted some cacao beans in a pan, mentioning “Unlike South and Central America there is no tradition or culture of drinking cocoa or using it as a food in any way.”
Askinoie’s already-impressive credo is to ensure cacao growers have “A Stake in the Outcome” of the use of their cacao. Better yet is having a stake in the outcome of the growers’ lives. Doubly impressive.