Potomac Chocolate

Semuliki Forest Uganda 75% Dark Chocolate

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Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women. Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that processes and exports this cacao, has organized 6 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale.  Through this simple supply chain, small Ugandan farmers are able to charge ethical prices for their work. 

Potomac Chocolate is a humble, bean-to bar chocolate producer in Woodbridge, Virginia. The business is managed almost entirely by chocolate maker Ben Rassmussen, whose passion for single-origin chocolate terroir has skyrocketed him from home chocolate maker to an iconic name in artisan mid-Atlantic chocolate production. Not only does Ben source from small, sustainable producers, but he also catalogues the story of the place, the farmers, and the sociocultural nuances of each place.

Having spent her childhood in Woodbridge, Kelly knew that she had to invite Ben to be a part of the Artemisia CSA!