What is ChocoVivo?
The Chocolate Journey
My journey began 5+ years ago when I decided that my calling was not sitting behind the computer crunching numbers. After graduating from Wharton and getting my CPA, I went on this journey to figure out how to combine the two things I enjoyed, people and food. Initially I had no intention of being a chocolate maker, but I wanted to understand the social and commercial impact of chocolate in society. Looking through the windows of chocolate shops around the world, I began to wonder what was behind the artisan-made truffle encased in a custom box. How was it processed? Where did it come from? As my curiosity piqued, so did the start of my chocolate journey. What makes the journey special is that through the years of trying to figure out how to stone-grind, I developed a relationship with my grower. it was important for me to know where I get my cacao beans. Should I go through a distributor or a broker? There wasn’t enough transparency in the cacao industry. Through trials and tribulations, I met my grower in Tabasco, MX. It was truly the start of my business as he became a mentor and a father figure to me. My relationship continues with him today and as the business grows. I hope soon to invite you down there for a true Field to Table Dinner with chocolate. My journey has not been easy, but it’s through these experiences that I want to share with you to look at Chocolate