Cacao proudly sourced from Uncommon Cacao: OKO Caribe (Organic and Direct Trade) has perfected the art of working with small farmers in the San Francisco de Macoris region, Duarte province of the Dominican Republic. Business owners Gualberto and Adriano consistently deliver this high quality cacao, with deep chocolate and red fruit notes. They have personal relationships with all farmers, offering microfinance loans for cacao-related expenses, as well as personal loans for family emergencies or other community needs.
International Chocolate Awards, World 2019 - Bronze
International Chocolate Awards, Americas 2019 - Bronze
Bryan Graham is the founder of Fruition Chocolate Works and Confectionery. He was exposed to the creation of desserts, pastries, and all things culinary thanks to his grandmother who was a great baker. During his childhood, he had the opportunity to study and hone his skills further, by enrolling in prestigious baking schools and studying as an apprentice under renowned chefs in the field. Since then, after being exposed to the world of chocolate making, Bryan has carved himself a name in the chocolate industry. In 2013, Bryan was named Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine. He is well revered in the craft chocolate industry, and continues to be recognized winning a multitude of awards including Good Food Awards, Academy of Chocolate Awards, and International Chocolate Awards.