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Resources

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Makers

The following craft chocolate makers source cacao beans from Mauna Kea Cacao. Several make single-estate chocolate from our cacao. Chocolate from these bean-to-bar makers is also found at farmers markets and fine food retail shops in Hawaii and on the mainland.

Puna Chocolate in Hilo, Hawaii and Wauconda, Illinois, www.punachocolate.com.

Maverick Chocolate in Cincinnati, Ohio, www.maverickchocolate.com.

Madre Chocolate in Honolulu, Hawaii, www.madrechocolate.com.

Breweries

Be the first brewery to create Hawaiian-style chocolate beer from our award-winning cacao nibs.

Hawaiian Cacao and Chocolate Festivals & Conferences

Hilo Cacao and Chocolate Festival, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo, Hawaii, April 14, 2018, www.easthawaiicacao.org

Big Island Chocolate Festival, Hapuna Prince Beach Hotel, Hawaii Island Kohala Coast, April 27-28, 2018, www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com

Annual Conference of the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association, Oahu Island, March 10-11, 2018, www.hawaiichocolate.org

Chocolate-Making Equipment and Know-How

Chocolate Alchemy (www.chocolatealchemy.com) has been our go-to resource for making small-batch chocolate. Although we do not make chocolate for sale, we do so for quality control tasting to improve our ferments (and for the sheer joy of eating our own chocolate). This site provides step-by-step instructions on how to make small-batch chocolate and also provides equipment reviews and sales.

Organizations Supporting Hawaiian Cacao

East Hawaii Cacao Association, www.easthawaiicacao.org

Kona Cacao Association, www.konacacaoassociation.com

Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association, www.hawaiichocolate.org

University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. This link (www.hawaii.edu/news/2017/11/08/university-of-hawaii-cacao-among-worlds-best/#comment-703383) provides Hawaiian cacao information.