Our research efforts are supported by a growing network of researchers that seeks to progress social and environmental standards and improve quality in cacao and chocolate. To do this we will share news, publish research, undertake engagement activity, monitor industry data, and provide links to other organizations.

If you are interested in joining our network of researchers, either by sharing information or partnering in this work, please contact us. We are eager to collaborate!

Our research team relies on volunteer labor, interinstitutional collaboration, and philanthropic donations to fund any activity. Past and current partners in our projects include: Harvard University, Coffee Quality Institute, Lutheran World Relief, Equal Exchange/TCHO USAID Cooperative Development Project, the Brazilian government and Festival Internacional do Chocolate e Cacau, Fine Chocolate Industry Association, Coventry University, De Montfort University, Specialty Coffee Association of America, University of California-Davis, and Yellow Seed.

Ongoing projects

FCCI-UCDavis survey project

Sizing the craft chocolate market