Cocoa of Excellence 2021 Awards Celebrations

Cocoa of Excellence proudly announces the new Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for its 2021 Edition, recognising the achievements of all participating producers with cocoa bean samples from around the world and celebrating the Best 50. The Cocoa of Excellence Awards celebrate and promote quality and diversity through a culture of excellence in the cocoa sector, building on our previous International Cocoa Awards.  Cocoa of Excellence acknowledges the continuing legacy of previous Editions: these producers of excellence are the central part of the community striving for superior quality cocoa. 

Cocoa of Excellence is led by the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), part of the CGIAR and organized in partnership with the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), Guittard Chocolate, Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate Advisors, the USDA project Maximising Opportunities for Cacao and Coffee in Latin America (MOCCA), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Salon du Chocolat / Event International, Barry Callebaut and Cacao Barry, Puratos-Becolade, the Cocoa Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (CRC/UWI), Valrhona, Regis Bouet, TreeGether, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina Peru, the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), CacaoCrudo, Herencia, CocoaTown, SGS, OLAM, Alexandre Chocolaterie, ClearChox, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and the Organizzazione internazionale italo-latino americana (IILA).