We recently returned from Grenada, a trip that had been long overdue and one that was sadly precipitated by Mott Green’s sudden death. Although it was such a sad occasion, we were really happy to spend some time with Edmond Brown (Grenada Chocolate Company founder), Miss Joyce (pictured below) and all the amazing team at the Grenada Chocolate Company who are continuing the work that Mott started.
They are all so keen to keep this wonderful vision alive, and have been making the chocolate without Mott’s help for months at a time while he took his sailing trips on Tres Hombres and during his frequent short trips to the US and UK. Edmond (pictured below) and his team are very strong and capable, and are busy making chocolate to fill two containers, one for Europe and one for the States.
I took the opportunity to take some photos of all the team & the farmers, and here they are, so you can get to know them a little.
We also spent time with William (in the next picture), who is the Farm Manager on our Grococo Farm. He loves working on the land with his team, and says that Grococo is the most productive cocoa farm: in December alone a tonne of wet cocoa was harvested and carried over the river to Belmont to be fermented.
The Mott Green Memorial bridge will be ready for this winter, the main growing season. The bridge to carry the cocoa across the river, which we’ve been funding from our marketing budget, has been in development for a long time and having it craned into position was almost the last thing Mott did before he died…