Check out this useful map of the main cacao producing countries. Top producing countries include The Ivory Cost, Ghana and Indonesia. Ecuador and the Dominican Republic takes the lead in Latin America.
Susana Cárdenas Overstall is a freelance journalist who left behind the tropics of Ecuador for misty London where she has been living for the last six years. Deep inside, she misses the sound of the Pacific Ocean and walking among the cacao trees at her father’s farm in the province of Manabí. Her first encounter with fine cacao began at the age of 10, when her father taught her how to select and roast Arriba Nacional cacao beans in order to make homemade chocolate.
Before entering the world of cacao, Susana came from a communications background and is a frequent contributor to Latin American and Spanish publications.