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Ecuadorian fair trade organic beans?
March 15, 2007
8:39 pm
Lady Godiva
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Hello. Does anyone have any contacts/knowledge about fair trade, organic beans in Ecuador? I’ve already spent a lot of time on Galapagos, doing conservation/community work, and am headed back there next month until June… In addition, I’m starting work for a UK chocolatier in 2008, and one of the things I want to try to do in Ecuador is find out more about possible sources of good quality organic beans with an eye to creating an Ecuadorian bar through the business. So, any ideas, anyone?! Thanks in advance [:X]

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March 15, 2007
10:52 pm
Alex Rast
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Originally posted by Lady Godiva

Hello. Does anyone have any contacts/knowledge about fair trade, organic beans in Ecuador? I’ve already spent a lot of time on Galapagos, doing conservation/community work, and am headed back there next month until June… In addition, I’m starting work for a UK chocolatier in 2008, and one of the things I want to try to do in Ecuador is find out more about possible sources of good quality organic beans with an eye to creating an Ecuadorian bar through the business. So, any ideas, anyone?! Thanks in advance [:X]


If you’d like, I can probably get you in touch with Joe Whinney, founder of Theo Chocolate. Theo sources organic fair trade from Ecuador so I’m certain he will have both the contacts and the expertise. Joe has been a cocoa broker as well so he’s pretty well-versed with the trade side of the business.

Alex Rast
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March 16, 2007
10:01 am
Lady Godiva
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That would be wonderful, yes. I won’t be on the mainland very long at all, so it would be ideal to be able to get in touch with someone who already knows a lot about the business in Ecuador. Thank you very, very much! (My email is samantha (dot) holland (at) yahoo (dot) com.)

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March 17, 2007
11:26 pm
Martin Christy
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I can help you out with a contact in Ecuador – can you email me through the forum and let me know more details of your projects?

Martin Christy
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