Dates: February 6,7th
Time: 10.00-18.00h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Tickets: Buy online here

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Download below the programme of tastings on Saturday and Sunday. Tastings are given in Dutch or in English, as mentioned in the schedule:

Chocoa programma zaterdag 6 februari

Chocoa programma zondag 7 februari

tastings upon availability.

Join the Consumer Debate on Saturday February 6th!

Chocoa festival

Can you imagine a world without chocolate? No? But will it always be available and what are the challenges the makers face today? And did you know, just like wine, the taste of your chocolate varies depending on where the cocoa comes from? Come and explore at Chocoa Festival!

Chocoa festival is the place where you learn the process from bean to bar, discover the wide variety of flavours in good cocoa and better chocolate, taste many food pairings while being guided by your favourite chocolate makers.

A two day chocolate festival in the heart of Amsterdam!

Tasting, enjoying and discovering new flavours with wine, coffee and craft beer at the more than 50 stands. Take a journey through the cocoa chain and learn how chocolate is being made from bean to bar. A full day programme of tastings and presentations given by experts.

Learn everything you have ever wanted to know about the magical world of chocolate:

* Meet the renowned chocolate makers and experts
* Experience sustainable chocolate at a beautiful location in Amsterdam
* Taste many chocolates by top patissiers and chocolatiers
* Combine wine and food pairings with chocolate in free tastings (every hour)
* Understand developments of sustainable production for large consumer brands
* Learn about the cocoa chain; from tree to bar
* See the trends and developments in chocolate
* Join the debate on sustainable cocoa and chocolate

Original Beans – The HighFive Company – Chocolatemakers – Metropolitan – Tout – Urban Cacao – Hoja Verde – Ananda Chocolate – PepperMango – DiGusti Delicatessen – Illimani Koffie – Puur Chocolade Atelier – Maspi Chocolate – Diamond – Mucho Mexico – Zaansgedaan | CacaoLab – Chocoladebikkels – Cocoa Runners – El Sauco – ProEcuador – ROC Amsterdam – Hands Off My Chocolate – Better Places – Daarnhouwer – WineMatters – Linnick – El Rey – Le Vineur – Direct Cacao – CFI Haiti – Brick of raw chocolate – KTC – Chocoaholics – ChocoFAIR – C-Amaro Marco Colzani – Ridiculously Good – Chocolate Club

Wrap ‘n Rolling – Dutch Weedburger

Download the programme of tastings Saturday and Sunday: Chocoa programma zaterdag 6 februari and Chocoa programma zondag 7 februari . Programme may be changed if necessary, you will find the latest version online. To ensure your seat in the tastings please come early, because they may be full, there is limited capacity. Tastings are free of charge and upon availability. Reservations are not possible.

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We cannot wait to see you at Chocoa Festival 2016! Can you?
Make sure you buy your tickets online to avoid waiting in line.

Chocolate tastings

Fine and sustainable chocolate

Two full days of tastings, demonstrations, discussions with chocolate makers and with cocoa farmers, the story behind the cocoa. Tastings with related ‘terroir products’ such as coffee, wine, and more.

The full programme of tastings will be published end of December. To be the first to know, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Consumers debate

The importance of sustainable chocolate

Join us in the debat about sustainable cocoa and chocolate. What are the challenges in the market and how can chocolate lovers support change for the cocoa farmers? Hear what has been done and what will follow.

The consumer debate will take place on Saturday afternoon.

From bean-to-bar

How is chocolate made?

Ever seen how your chocolate bar is made? where the cacao comes from and what needs to be done before you hold it and open the wrapper? At the Chocoa festival you will learn in various ways how the process from bean-to-bar is done and what it takes to make good chocolate.

An exhibition following the production chain of cacao and chocolate, tastings and presentations of international experts, education, games and live cooking with chocolate: learn all you ever wanted to know about your favourite chocolate.

Chocoa festival
Saturday, 6TH – Sunday 7th of February 2016

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