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Stories and News

Latest news, events and insightful stories from members of the Divine team.

21 May 2019

Visiting the chocolate factory: “We didn’t know what happened to our beans after they leave us.”

In 2015, twelve farmers from Kuapa Kokoo flew to Germany as the guests of Cord Budde, the managing director of the factory that manufactures Divine Chocolate. Read on below to learn more about their e...

21 May 2019

Fairtrade sugar farmers: overcoming challenges in Malawi

The sugar in Divine Chocolate is Fairtrade Certified and sourced from the Kasinthula Cane Growers Association in Malawi. In 2015, Manager Charles Chavi and farmer Allan Saidi from Kasinthula visited t...

21 May 2019

How might cocoa research impact farming in Ghana?

In 2015, two representatives from Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) visited the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre (ICQC), the research initiative based at the University of Reading in the UK. Read ...

21 May 2019

Kuapa Kokoo farmers’ five-city American tour

In 2013, Divine Chocolate USA hosted two farmer representatives from Kuapa Kokoo: Christiana and Afriye. They had a robust itinerary, traveling across many cities and meeting various people along the ...

21 May 2019

Kuapa Kokoo farmers visiting the UK: “Our presence is a demonstration of how things are changing for cocoa farmers.”

In 2013, Divine Chocolate was delighted to host a visit in the UK during Fairtrade Fortnight from Kuapa Kokoo members Mary Appiah and Esther Mintah Ephraim — both from the Western Region of Ghan...

21 May 2019

Seeing cocoa become a Divine Chocolate bar

In 2012, the Divine Chocolate Board of Directors gathered in Northern Germany at Weinrich, the family-owned factory where Divine Chocolate is made, for one of its annual meetings. Read on below to lea...

21 May 2019

Kuapa Kokoo farmers explore D.C. and NYC

In November 2011, Divine Chocolate USA was thrilled to host two women leaders from Kuapa Kokoo: Fatima Ali and Felicia Mensah. At the time of their visit, Fatima Ali was a farmer with 5 acres of land ...

21 May 2019

Kuapa Kokoo leaders meet President Jimmy Carter

In 2011, Divine Chocolate USA hosted one of its annual Board meetings in Washington, D.C. In attendance were Madame Christiana Ohene Agyare, President of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union, and Mr. Kwasi Aduse...

21 May 2019

International Fair Trade Charter Defines Vision for a Fairer World

In 2018, more than 250 organisations around the world united to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achie...

21 May 2019

A Fairtrade Pioneer

We were saddened to hear the news from Traidcraft proposing to cease trading at the end of the 2018.

21 May 2019

Divine Welcomes Guests from São Tomé

In October 2018, we were lucky enough to be visited by Hortência Pina, a farmer, and Adalberto Luis, the CEO of the CECAQ-11 cooperative in São Tomé, who grow the cocoa for Divine’s Organic range...

2 May 2019

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2 May 2019

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1 January 2019

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2 December 2018


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