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Help us Reopen & Grow
27th Feb 2021

Help us Reopen & Grow

I recently launched a GoFundMe to help us move forward from lockdown. Is it important to you that we eventually reopen? If so, please consider pitching in and sharing the link with your network. If we are unable to raise enough funds by Aug…

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Holiday Haze 2020
10th Sep 2020

Holiday Haze 2020

In normal years, our holiday season is packed with off-site events that keep us scrambling to meet demand. Last year we participated in these events between September and December:Solano StrollGood Food Award MercantileJune Taylor Holiday FairAutumn…

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​Decolonizing Chocolate: First Shipment
21st Aug 2020

​Decolonizing Chocolate: First Shipment

I am excited to introduce you to our first wave of decolonized craft chocolate. What does that mean? In the simplest terms it means that these bars are made where they are grown. Why is this important? Check out the Bitter Chocolate episode of Rotten…

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A Bittersweet Farewell
20th Aug 2020

A Bittersweet Farewell

Our beloved chocolatier Barbara recently had to relocate to Chile. Here is an interview we did with her in English and Spanish (translations included).1.You were a professional veterinarian in Chile. How did you end up working with chocolate in Ameri…

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Decolonizing Chocolate: Challenge #1
17th Jul 2020

Decolonizing Chocolate: Challenge #1

Cacao is a jungle crop. It only grows 20 degrees north and south of the equator. For almost 500 years it has been extracted from the tropics using exploitative labor. Cacao leaves the tropics as a cheap commodity and gets transformed into what we kn…

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Small Business Love in the Time of Corona
15th Jul 2020

Small Business Love in the Time of Corona

As an independent food establishment, we have had to remain nimble to survive. It took Olympic level mental gymnastics to rewrite all of our processes for covid safety, and we continue to pivot to accommodate the brave new world of e-commerce and soc…

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