Dr. Kristy Leissle, a researcher, author & advocate for cocoa farmers recently spent ten days in the Dominican Republic, at the invitation of Exporta Calidad (Exporting Quality, a USDA-funded program managed by the International Executive Service Corps. Learn more about her experience there and what she learned.
In March 2017, Divine Chocolate welcomed to the United States Mercy Zaah, a cocoa farmer from Ghana who was visiting as a representative of Kuapa Kokoo, the farmers’ co-op that co-owns Divine Chocolate. Zaah spoke about how her life is directly impacted by Divine’s commitment to inclusion and giving women cocoa farmers a voice.
Milestone highlights American support for social enterprises using business as a force for good. In celebration, Divine Chocolate welcomes to the United States Mercy Zaah, a cocoa farmer from Ghana who is visiting as a representative of Kuapa Kokoo, the farmers’ co-op that co-owns Divine Chocolate.
For more than two decades, Divine Chocolate and the Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Cooperative in Ghana have shared a commitment to empowering women. Together, they are helping women in cocoa farming develop the skills and confidence to grow better cocoa, build better communities—and thrive in business.
Shade grown, hand harvested, and slow fermented cocoa gives Divine Chocolate its unique flavor. It's exceptionally smooth, indulgently rich -- and the perfect gift for every chocolate lover on your list.
Linda Berchie has been a member of Kuapa Kokoo for ten years. She is the mother of four boys, all between the ages of one and eighteen. On this Mother's Day, we celebrate Linda, the other members of Kuapa who are mothers, as well as all mothers/mother-figures worldwide!
Why do beer and chocolate go so well together? One reason is that they share two fundamental flavors -- bitter and sweet. With beer the bitterness comes from hops -- this flower is one of beer's basic ingredients; and the sweetness is derived from natural sugars in the malted cereal, which is another one of the ingredients. Check out this pairing guide for some great tips on pairing chocolate with beer.
At Divine Chocolate, we love learning about & sharing little moments of indulgence and joy. That's why we're taking some time this month to celebrate the delightful pairing of chocolate & beer, two of life's most savored flavors.
What is your first reaction when you think about chocolate and beer? What about chocolate IN your beer? Our friends at Brooklyn-based Bitter & Esters have created three incredibly delicious recipes for you to try your hand at home brewing.
For chocolate lovers, indulging in a luxurious piece of chocolate is one of the real pleasures in life. When you find a flavor you’ve been craving, how often do you take the time to truly savor each and every bite? Using this guide, you'll experience chocolate in a way like never before.
Fifty-eight years ago Ghana won its independence - a freedom that Ghanaians still celebrate and cherish today. Kuapa Kokoo's Communications Manager Esther Owusu-Mensah describes what will be happening on the 6th March in Ghana.
All Divine's Fairtrade sugar comes from Kasinthula Cane Growers Association in Malawi - so it's great to be able to catch up with Kasinthula representatives when they're here in UK and hear their news.
International Women's Day celebrates women's triumphs in achieving greater independence and equality. At Kuapa Kokoo helping women achieve independence and equal participation has long been a priority.
Kuapa Kokoo is dedicated to empowering women through income generating projects and initiatives to encourage equal participation. This feature highlights one of Kuapa Kokoo's farmers, Margret Fianko, who has been a member of the co-op for 13 years. Learn what she thinks is the best thing about being a Kuapa member and what impact it is having on her life.
Last month, Divine’s Head of Sales, Troy Pearley, went to Ghana to attend Kuapa Kokoo’s annual general meeting, meet with farmers, and witness the achievements of Kuapa Kokoo first hand. Read about his trip!
As a communication officer of Kuapa Kokoo, I shadowed the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) which is mandated to organise the Kuapa elections. My mission was to capture scenes and report on how the elections were proceeding.
Divine Chocolate is delighted to announce that Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union has nominated Ms Fatima Ali as Interim President of the Union after the passing of the elected President Madam Christiana Ohene-Agyare.
When it comes to the weekend or a relaxing night in, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to enjoy a bar of Divine Chocolate. There’s a whole lot more to describing chocolate than simply labelling it as white, milk or dark; bitter or sweet.