Attending a Chocolate Salon: Notes from 2017 DC Chocolate Festival

Saturday was the second edition of the DC Chocolate Festival, which gathered 25 chocolate vendors and hundreds of attendees. Living only 2 hours from DC, I jumped on the opportunity to celebrate my favorite food and connect with fellow chocolate lovers. Last year’s edition was the first chocolate festival I ever attended: […]

Cacao Farm Finca La Amistad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has an incredibly diverse ecology. A couple hours on some bumpy roads can take you from the beaches, deep into the jungle, to a cloud forest, and then some volcanoes. Every morning I wake up to a cacophony of birds and the occasional howler monkey. Every day when I inevitably find an ant […]