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Ghana Cacao and Chocolate

Connecting the dots to Ghana...
Sometimes I come across a topic over and over again in a short amount of time.  This time it is Ghana.  I'm not sure why, but for some reason I've got Ghana on the mind so let's connect the dots to see where these chocolate and cacao tidbits go.

Cacao or Cocoa? Did you know that in Ghana cacao is referred to as cocoa?  Cocoa or cacao, to me interchangeable words meaning the same thing, however each region seems to have a distinct preference.  In Ghana it is called cocoa and it seems I'm hearing more about cocoa and cocoa farmers in Ghana these days.

A day in the life of a Ghana cocoa farmer I learned that little tidbit about cocoa vs cacao from Lauren Adler.  Lauren is the Founder and Chief Chocophile of Chocolopolis, a retail and online chocolate shop in Seattle.  She and I are also co-founders of the PNW Chocolate Society.  Lauren visited cocoa farming communities in Ghana this summer and came back with stories she presented as "…

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