Welcome to the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute website!

The FCCI is a nonprofit organization devoted to identifying, developing, and promoting fine cacao and chocolate. We do this by providing high quality educational programming, conducting rigorous, in-depth research, and fostering targeted community-building. Fundamental to our mission is our work to address ethical and quality issues in the fine cacao-chocolate supply chain.

Our organization was founded in 2015 by Carla D. Martin, PhD, a social anthropologist and lecturer at Harvard University. As the Executive Director of the FCCI, she is supported by a diverse team of experts, including board members Kathryn E. Sampeck, Chloe Doutre Roussel, Peter Giuliano, and Christina Xu. Additional collaborators hail from the fine cacao and chocolate industry, academia, and the highly engaged consumer base.

We invite you to learn more about the FCCI and its activities by visiting other pages of our site:

We encourage you to contact us at any time to share ideas or constructive feedback. Thank you for joining us as we take these first steps toward our big goals.