Chocolate: An interview with Maricel Presilla

Chocolate. I never thought of chocolate as something more than just a sweet treat, that I apparently took full advantage of having at any moment I pleased…until I went to this discussion at Waterstones book store in Piccadilly.

The discussion panel consisted of six experts, including one lady, Maricel Presilla, who was nice enough to sit down with me and talk about her experience in the cocoa industry.

Maricel is an independent in the cacao world and instead of Fair Trade, she is an advocate for direct trade. Meaning that there is no middle man, so it makes sure that the cocoa farmers get all the money they deserve.

So what is better for the farmers in the long run? Direct trade or fair trade? Maricel tells us why she believes direct trade is the best alternative.

Direct Trade – Maricel Presilla

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