...I remember the first day of producing a large batch, crying and feeling the impossibility of being able to create the Decadent Date on a large commercial scale... I kept going and burned through so much fear and doubt and just kept following that inner voice...
He said it was very hard to get the next generation to really listen to the Koko trees and that he is concerned that they will use chemicals on the land. What will happen to his grandchildren and their life on the earth if the land is not honoured and taken care of.
I presented Ifo with the chocolate and expressed the honour it is to be on his plantation and work with beans from his trees. The interview was in Samoan. He tasted the chocolate and expressed the fineness of his platate with Koko and that he could taste his beans in the chocolate.
We spotted our first Cacao Pods, beautiful colours of deep crimson pink to to yellowy green. The trees still thrilled me as they nestle unassuming amongst, coconut, papaya, mangoes, Taro, grapefruit, wild ginger and much more fruits, nuts and yumminess that I am just uncovering.