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Founder & Maker Stories

Personal stories from the Founders and Makers behind your favorite origin-made products.

Emily Urías, Belú Cacao, El Salvador

Emily Urías, Belú Cacao, El Salvador

Emily was the first female bean-to-bar chocolate maker in El Salvador. Discover her surprising story of being empowered to lead the way for an all-woman team. 

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Alejo & Agus, Mashpi Chocolate, Ecuador

Alejo & Agus, Mashpi Chocolate, Ecuador

We often see examples of chocolate that is either environmentally or socially minded. Mashpi is both.

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Corinne, Askanya Chocolates, Haiti

Corinne, Askanya Chocolates, Haiti

Askanya Chocolates is Haiti’s first premium bean-to-bar chocolate company, sourcing cacao, sugar, and citrus all locally. 

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Ayu, Chair[wo-]man, Koptan Masagena, Indonesia

Ayu, Chair[wo-]man, Koptan Masagena, Indonesia

Ayu was elected the first female head of a farmer co-op in her regency – before she turned 30!

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