Twenty entrepreneur minded farmers gather around an old bench in Padilla, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The splintered wooden slabs that usually serve as seats are currently supporting 15 cacao pods. The pods are covered in tough skin and have a variety of tones ranging from brown, red, green, and even purple.
Walk into any deli or bakery and you’re sure to find what can easily be considered a sweet tooth’s best friend: chocolate chip cookies. But much like with the clothes you put on this morning, you are perhaps impervious to the story that the chocolate chips are telling you through the glass counter. Lucky for you, here at GDC we speak chocolate, and we want to share with you the story that those delicious chocolate morsels are melting for you to know.