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William Jack
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Hi all.

Sorry if this is too far off topic.

I, and a few of my friends, are looking to get our hands on some cocoa beans on a semi-regular basis. We do not want to go through the giant conglomerate middle-men. We would *much* prefer to pay the farmers directly. Especially little farmers operating very close to the land.

I know many of you have an awareness of farming practices outside of your own home, and so I was wondering if you know of a way to make this happen, or, even better, a specific farmer I can contact from whom to buy beans.

Cheers!

-limbo
 
Mike Cantrell
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Are you in the US? You're looking to have them shipped to you?

(I don't have a resource to connect you to, but knowing what continent you're on will help everyone help you more easily.)
 
William Jack
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Yes to both. I am in Boston, and I'd like to pay to have the beans shipped to me. (not sure what that entails yet... customs, inspection, etc.)
 
R Scott
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There are blogs out there on what this entails for coffee, I imagine chocolate is similar. Not for the faint of heart.

 
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