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Artisan chocolate makers, fair trade from Ecuador to Michigan (video)

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Courtesy of Barbara Wilson
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The length of the conching or grinding process determines the final smoothness and quality of the chocolate.

Barbara Wilson and Jose (Joe) Meza live in Dexter, Michigan and they own a successful auto repair business in Ann Arbor.

Joe was born in Ecuador. After 40 years of living in Michigan, he and his wife Barbara went back to Ecuador a few years ago.

Barbara says Joe fell in love with his home country, so they decided to build a small house in Mindo, Ecuador.

What they didn’t expect was that they would become craft chocolate makers, forging connections from Ecuador to Michigan, one chocolate bar at a time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onS3RjOjHWM

Mercedes Mejia is a producer and the Director of Stateside.
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