A hand full of hope: The smith and the five cocoa beans

The victory of cocoa in Africa started with Tetteh Quarshie. Legend has it that he secretly brought the cocoa to Ghana and, by doing so, laid the foundation for one of the most important Ghanaian and African export products. Nevertheless, the history of cocoa cultivation in Ghana goes deeper than the legend would lead one to assume.

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Cacao and bees: an amity

When you buy your favorite fairafric chocolate, most of you might not really think about how it originated from a cocoa blossom to a finished chocolate bar. However, it’s worth it, because it’s a process full of surprises – and unexpected helpers.

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The shape of fairafric

Things we normally don’t think about: why do we have 10 fingers and toes and not 12 or 8, why can’t we see the air we breathe and why does chocolate come in the form of bars, usually including 24 little pieces. Let us explain a bit – at least the chocolate part.

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Cacao: The worldwide cacao trade

Every year, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) issues the so-called Cocoa Barometer, an enormously important review of the global cocoa trade. Here we show you what can be gathered from these reports, who is responsible for it and what the outcome of the current study is for 2018.

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The legend of ghanaian cacao

The victory of cocoa in Africa started with Tetteh Quarshie. Legend has it that he secretly brought the cocoa to Ghana and, by doing so, laid the foundation for one of the most important Ghanaian and African export products. Nevertheless, the history of cocoa cultivation in Ghana goes deeper than the legend would lead one to assume.

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