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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...

The 20 Beloved Indie Grocers We're Browsing Online

I’ve now relied on MOKA to support my five-pound-bag of light roast a month habit for the past two years. Not only do the beans arrive straight from the roaster...

Innovative Business Models for Small Farmer Inclusion

...MOKA 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.


The Big Chocolate Show New York City, 2018 Fave Awards

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

Wayne Economic Development Corporation 

Innovator of The Year for Wayne County

 The River Reporter, NEPA

Best Chocolate Award

FedEx 2019 Small Business Grant Contest

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Wall Street Journal - Worlds Best Food Tours

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Times Of Israel - Kosher coffee and chocolate maker sells for social impact

PA Capital Star

River Reporter - A Just Dessert

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Vegitarian Times

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NBC Exploring the Poconos

Tri County Independent

WNEP Wayne Country Library

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CHOCOA Amsterdam Sustainable Chocolate Conference

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United Against Human Trafficking

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The River Reporter

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Malvern Preparatory School

The Friars Lantern

Slave Free Chocolate Organization

Fine Chocolate Industry Association. Flavors of Africa.

Philadelphia Magazine

Smart Press

Fair Trade USA 

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Packaging Impressions - Interactive Chocolate Packaging Connects Consumers to the Product's African Origins

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Rotary and Interact Partnership For Cameroon

New York City Pop Up Restaurants

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Wyoming Examiner

Sustainability Matters Today Pod Cast

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STL News. FedEx Grant Contest, Wildwood, Missouri

The Scranton Times Tribune.

The Citizens Voice. 

FedEx News. Small Business Interview. 

Wayne Independent. Department of Labor and Industry

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PIX 11 New York 

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Wayne Independent

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