At Cocoa Republic we have fallen in love with chocolate, its story and its heritage. There are so many stories we can tell about chocolate and its special place in history. Few foods offer such a comprehensive flavour experience backed by such rich tradition. On par with perhaps wine, chocolate is one of the most amazing foods ever produced. Proudly categorised as a top tier superfood, cocoa is now prized for it’s dense antioxidant content.
So many factors contribute to making an amazing bar of chocolate. The environment is the most important. We are dedicated to raising public awareness of issues facing organic agriculture production in the region. We are also working with local professionals and academics throughout our journeys and are cataloging some of the most interesting stories here as well.
Climate Talk Project 2017
The Climate Talk Project was a series of talks given at local high schools, universities and other organizations to raise awareness about climate change and how we can create a better world together using renewable energy. The talk was organized as a partnership between High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago and IAMovement. Cocoa Republic founder, Daniel Barcant, was … Read More
Downtown Green Roof Project
Cocoa Republic is a key sponsor of IAMovement’s project to bring the first rooftop garden to Trinidad & Tobago! The project is ongoing and we need your support! Check out the project on Indiegogo! The following is the project description, reproduced with permission, from IAMovement’s Indiegogo project page: “IAMovement is a non-profit organization founded in early 2014 aiming to effect … Read More
Small Change Documentary
Trinidad & Tobago is an exporter of natural gas and has been ranked the second highest per capita producer of greenhouse gases in the world. This is a serious situation that threatens the lifestyle, health and beauty of the island.The documentary follows IAMovement and climate activists through the 2014 and 2105 Climate Marches in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. … Read More
Trinidad & Tobago’s good cocoa recognised internationally
Two (2) of the five (5) samples submitted from Trinidad and Tobago to the Cocoa of Excellence 2017, International Cocoa Awards, Salon du Chocolat, Paris France, have been selected among the best 50 bean samples globally, to be celebrated at the Salon du Chocolat, Paris, France later this year. This has been confirmed by the Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad … Read More
Why does some of the finest cocoa come from Trinidad and Tobago?
Hopefully by the time you’d have arrived at this post, you’d have already seen a major reason why some of the finest cocoa material can be found here in lovely T&T. If not, take a moment to read what we had to say about Trinitario chocolate and then give us your full attention here. Our twin isle republic of T&T … Read More
Fine Chocolate Flavour & Artisan Tasting
Chocolate is one of the most unique foods on the planet in terms of available flavours notes from a single fruit. It is paralleled only by a few other foods known for such delicate artisanship and diversity of flavour, such as wine, coffee and tobacco. Chocolate is very similar to wine in many ways. Both products can embody a range of desirable … Read More
What is Trinitario Chocolate?
Trinitario chocolate is made from Trinitario cocoa. There are three broad groups of cocoa used in the world, and Trinitario is one of them. In order to understand what makes local Trinitario so special, you need to know about the other varieties first. Criollo Criollo means “native” or ‘first grown’ in Spanish and is originally from South and Central America. It can … Read More
The Importance of Sustainable Organic Practices to Trinidad & Tobago’s Cocoa Industry
From humble cocoa pods to your favourite afternoon snack, the journey of the cocoa beans from tree to bar, season after season is a complex and arduous process years in the making, and one that places enormous nutrient demands on the soil in which the cocoa is grown. During these growing and fruiting years, the environmental and social effects of … Read More