As promised, this podcast is about my trip to Paris, where I spent 5 days in the Ivoirian CCC (Conseil du Café Cacao) booth with David Logbo Zigro talking about our joint project to establish village-based chocolate making.
I begin the project with a lovely Ivoirian song to which people were dancing a sort of napkin dance (waving napkins in the air). Then I talk about the history of the bean-to-bar movement and then about SOCOPLAN, the cooperative that David and I founded. I also talk about the French non-profit, Projet Espoir et Equité which I founded in order to sell village-made chocolates.
Thursday, December 1 marks our umpteenth fundraiser! It's going to be more exciting than ever. Check out the details at: projecthopeandfairness.org. To reserve tickets, just go to the website and click on the donate button. The first donate button is for reserving tickets. Your name will be recorded and put on a list. When you arrive at the front door, we will know that you have donated.
See you there! Tom Neuhaus