Dates: February 24 & 25th, 2018
Time: 10.00-18.00h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
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See last year’s tasting program: Saturday Feb 25th and Sunday Feb 26th 2017


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? You can learn about all of this 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 75 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 a tasting
* 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 (Saturday)

De Grote Chocoladewijzer
There are still many challenges in the cocoa and chocolate sector that need to be resolved. Chocolate is a product of pleasure, but cocoa farmers still live in poverty. Luckily, there are a lot of improvements and there is more and more sustainable chocolate available. But what does ‘sustainable chocolate’ mean. And what kind of chocolate should you buy to make a sustainable choice? We help you with these questions during the Grote Chocoladewijzer, held on Saturday the 24th of February at the Chocoa Festival. We will talk with people from the chocolate industry about the right choices you can make as a consumer. Because by making the right chocolate choice, you can make the world a little bit better by eating chocolate, piece by piece!

Chocolates el Rey (Venezuela) – Patisserie LinnickTout PatisserieClearChoxChocoladebikkelsCaramelZTortapistocchi (Italië) – Chocolates San José (Ecuador) – DiGustiChocolate in a BottleHada’s ChocolatesImkerij HortensiusChocolaterie de Verleiding  – Chocolate ExplorersLovechockTaza ChocolateKees Raat | Metropolitan – Hoja Verde (Ecuador’s Fine Taste)Brick of Raw ChocolateUrban CacaoMucho Chocolate (Mexico) – Peruvian Pavillion (Peru) – ProEcuador (Ecuador) – ChocolatemakersRembrandtjeAmazing Cacao (Russia) – Chocolate Tree (Schotland) – Amandino (Belgium) – Nestlé L’Atelier –  Le Vineur sia Biki (Latvia) – Regal Cacao (India) – Keto Cacao

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Chocoa festival

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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.

Consumers debate

The importance of sustainable chocolate

Join us in the debate 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.

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.