My aim with this page is to share stories.

Storytelling is an ancient, pre-literate form of teaching. 
The stories are dying because we're losing the teachers...
before their precious knowledge has been recorded.
That's not literally the case with cacao;
but the stories are dying because many native varieties of cacao have disappeared;
Here I hope to share some of those stories...
of those dedicated to cultivating and utilizing the native varieties of  cacao
in hopes that you will share them as well;
in hopes that it will support them in their efforts;
in hopes that you will better understand the work (truly, a labor of love) that goes into bringing us chocolate;

and in hopes that the world begins to better understand the magic of what true fine chocolate really is.


Keith: The Chocolate Shaman