The Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) Programme is the entry point for cocoa-producers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA), a global competition recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavours. The 2019 Edition just started.  The Cocoa of Excellence Programme is celebrating its 10th year anniversary and we are excited to have a growing number of countries and cocoa producers participating!

The Cocoa of Excellence Programme strongly encourages cocoa producing countries to organize national cocoa quality competitions. This is a unique opportunity to promote high-quality cocoa and diversity at national level and celebrate the skills and know-how of the men and women who produce it. National competitions can also be the opportunity to select the best samples for submission to the Cocoa of Excellence Programme for the 2019 International Cocoa Awards. 
New guidelines are available.  More information here.


How the COCOA OF EXCELLENCE Programme Works



Explore flavour profiles and find contact information for winners and the 50 nominated producers for previous editions of the International Cocoa Awards.

*Photos from The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Salon Du Chocolat, A. Prien Saxbøl and Bioversity/X.Scheldemann*