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Interview: Emily Stone, Co-Founder Of Uncommon Cacao

“Craft chocolate is still such a small industry that it’s very rare that one, or even five craft chocolate makers would be able to purchase the entire harvest of one origin… they need the stability of a buyer who can bring on the cacao from the harvest as it’s coming out, as it’s ready to …

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How NOT to Visit a Cacao Plantation

This memory makes me cringe more than most “promposals” do. It’s one of my biggest regrets, actually, which I suppose is an accomplishment of its own. Setting The Scene Ocassionally, I think of the past, and the embarrassing or thoughtful things I’ve done in it. I try to live a life without regrets, but have learned that all …

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7 Little Life Lessons From A Puppy

To nod a polite goodbye to Guatemala, I have compiled an ode to probably my most consistent companion (other than myself) during my time there— Sunday, a.k.a. the family dog. Without further ado, here are the seven things I learned from this tiny dog during my stay in Guatemala: Bark often and enthusiastically, at all …

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A Long Weekend in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is one of the best places to visit in Guatemala, as a tourist. It’s a completely different setting from the madness and danger in Guatemala City. If it’s your first time visiting Guatemala, I would 100% recommend basing yourself in Antigua, and here’s why. My First Attempt at Antigua After work and homework cyclically …

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21 Tips for Traveling Guatemala City Safely

Guatemala City is not the safest place to live, I have come to learn through trial and error. So I stay home a lot. I actually wish I’d read some Guatemala City travel advice or stories before coming, because I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Sometimes, I make purposeful Google searches, …

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Visiting Cacao Finca San Juan in San Felipe, Guatemala

I didn’t get any sunburns during my four days at Finca San Juan! For me this is quite the achievement, and I am currently accepting pats on the back and rounds of applause. These days I’m just doing homework and interning, other than one notable salsa break (thanks Olga and Freddy!). However, this long-awaited trip northwest was a journey …

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