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Bean-to-bar chocolate maker and coffee roaster Moka Origins also opened that year in a repurposed dairy barn, where they offer free tours and tastings alongside education about ethical production.“Honesdale businesses are focusing on small volume, high quality,” says cofounder Jeff Abella.
Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide for Informed Indulgers
WE LOVE chocolate, and we think we know it well. But our understanding is undergoing an evolutionary leap, keeping pace with innovations in the way this edible luxury is sourced and sold worldwide.
Learning to Balance Profit With a Social Mission
HONESDALE, Pa. — Ask Jeff Abella if he likes coffee, and he’ll say yes. Truth is, he can take it or leave it. It was Mr. Abella, however, who lugged pounds of coffee (and cacao) beans from Cameroon...
Innovative Business Models for Small Farmer Inclusion
...MOKA chocolate...one bean-to-bar company working to move growers from a quantity-based to a quality-based model of production in a cocoa market long characterized by prioritizing quantity production over quality...
Opening New Conversations on Food at the Yale Landscape Lab
...Moka’s relationships are built on the idea that farmers should share a stake in the outcome by sharing the income, so Moka pays farmers a fair-trade price plus incentive for quality...
2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Bronze Prize Winner
How chocolate and coffee are driving empowerment in rural African communities: Moka Origins co-founders Jeff Abella and Ishan Tigunait met over a decade ago...
Power To Save: Moka Origins Sustainable Start to Finish
A sustainable coffee roaster and chocolate manufacturer in Wayne County is finding unique ways to stay sustainable both here at home and at its overseas farms.
Bar Talks & FCIA, by Erik Sanner
Relish and Whiskey
Doing Good While Eating Well Featured Article. Milford Journal
Gold Award - Best in ShowGold Award- White Chocolate Catagory: Strawberry White Chocolate with NibsGold Award- Beverage Catagory: Cold Brew Coffee with Cacao InfusionSilver Award- Nuts Category: Ecuador Toffee Almond BarSilver Award- Dark Chocolate Catagory: Brazil Lemon Ginger Bar
Innovator of The Year for Wayne County
Best Chocolate Award
FedEx 2019 Small Business Grant Contest