Jul
20
to Feb 28

The new 2019 International Cocoa Awards Edition launched!

The Cocoa of Excellence programme is pleased to announce the 2019 Edition of the International Cocoa Awards. The Programme is also celebrating its 10th Anniversary. We encourage all actors of the cacao, cocoa and chocolate value-chain to participate. Guidelines for participation are available in English, French and Spanish.

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Aug
6
to Feb 28

National Organization Committees for the 2019 Edition

Each participating cocoa-producing country establishes a National Organization Committee that oversees the participation of cocoa producers from their country. They play a crucial role in ensuring that high-quality samples are selected and sent to the Cocoa of Excellence Programme representing the cocoa diversity of the country.

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Sep
7
to Feb 28

Guidelines to Organise National Cocoa Quality Competitions

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 them. The CoEx Programme produced guidelines that include suggestions for setting up the objectives, announcing the event, selecting the samples, celebrating the winners, providing feedback and participating in the CoEx Programme.

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Oct
26
to Nov 3

Working Group on International Standards for the Assessment of Cocoa Quality and Flavours (IS-CQF) – meeting in Paris, 31 October to 2 November 2018

  • Place de la Porte de Versailles Paris, Île-de-France, 75015 France (map)
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The Working Group on IS-CQF met in Paris to review progress to date, address strategic issues for the long-term sustainability of the initiative and review the draft protocols and their completion. The meeting was held at the Salon du Chocolat, Paris. For more information about the WG on IS-CQF please visit http://www.cocoaofexcellence.org/contacts/quality-and-flavour-working-group/ and about the meeting, contact Brigitte Laliberté, CoEx programme Coordinator at: b.laliberte@cgiar.org)

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Oct
24
to Oct 31

Cocoa of Excellence Programme Technical Committee (CoEx-TC), meeting in Paris, 28-31 October 2018

  • Place de la Porte de Versailles Paris, Île-de-France, 75015 France (map)
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The members of the CoEx-TC met from 28 to 31 October in Paris.  The objectives are to work on calibration, review the glossary of terms for sensory evaluation, and confirm the 2019 cocoa liquor reference samples to be used in the evaluation of all cocoa bean samples to be received from by February 2019. The meeting was held at the Hotel Mercure Paris 15, Porte de Versailles. For more information about the CoEx-TC please visit http://www.cocoaofexcellence.org/contacts/coex-programme-technical-committee/ and about the meeting, contact Brigitte Laliberté, CoEx programme Coordinator at: b.laliberte@cgiar.org)

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