Quality Chocolate Products Equals Money
updated by @eddie-hernandez: 04/13/15 06:20:38PM
Can you please provide some more details about specifics of Colombian cocoa? In order to make good chocolate you have to start out with good cocoa.
Does Coinex operate in a specific province (I know that Santander grows the most cocoa, followed by Huila and then Arauca), what sorts of varietals you're working with, what is typical of your post-harvest processing processes to improve quality. You mention some of the lowest manufacturing costs - I assume that is chocolate - but what is the differential between the price at the gate, the local market price, and the price the exporter pays - and then receives?
I know the Colombian government is committed to a vast expansion of the cocoa industry in the next decade, growing production from 42,000MT in 2006 to over 200,000MT in 2020.
clay - http://www.thechocolatelife.com/clay/