We serve a wide range of chocolate makers who care about high quality at competitive prices. Artisan chocolate makers who are transitioning to selling at retail chains or opening their own storefronts value a partner who can scale with them. And large national and international brands value a partner who can help them begin to place a focus on transparency in sourcing. Meet just a few of our valued customers.
Cacao Sourceur - Europe
Justine connects European chocolate makers with specialty cocoa for Cacao Latitudes and is based in Marseille, France.
Justine specializes in finding the right sustainable relationship between farmers and chocolate makers. She worked in cocoa sales in London and managed cocoa at origin in Peru. Justine discovered cocoa while working in Venezuela with an NGO after graduating from college.
Cacao Sourceur - US
Dan focuses on North American sourcing and sales for Cacao Latitudes and is based in New York City.
Dan specializes in cocoa sensory analysis and testing. He has been a Certified Grader for the Cocoa Exchange since 2013 and has been a member of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Board of Directors since 2015.
Kate manages business operations for Cacao Latitudes.
Kate began her adventures in cocoa as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she worked with a cooperative of organic cocoa farmers. During her time there, she learned how to ship cocoa beans by air, container freight and even sailboat. She has been connecting specialty chocolate makers with high quality cacao farmers for over a decade.
Jose coordinates specialty cocoa for for various chocolate making markets looking for exotic and unique flavors.
Jose entered the world of cacao in 2017 when he began working in the purchasing department of Agroarriba, a cacao exporter in Ecuador. He regularly visits farmers and has a deep understanding of the supply chain.