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FOODEX Japan 2013

The FOODEX fair in Tokyo in March was very successful.  We were especially surprised by the demand four gourmet vanilla and the interest in our Mountain of the Moon chocolates!

With an own distributor now in place, it has become much easier to access our products In Japan. Feel free to contact us for details.

Mountains of the Moon vanilla and cocoa now also in Japan!

Very useful for our Japanese customers, we recently finalised an agreement with a Japanese partner and can now offer vanilla and cocoa from our warehouse facilities in Tokyo. No import formalities anymore, buy Mountains of the Moon from our base in Japan!

Website maintenance and smartphone features

Our website is now online again after undergoing some maintenance. The upgrades were necessary security fixes which are already in action. For the moment google is still listing our site as potential malware distributor, even though we immediately applied for checking this status. Very soon the blockage should be removed and the site status rehabilitated. Nevertheless, browsing on our website is already safe!

Additionally to these security fixes we added a smartphone and tablet optimized version of Have fun while browsing and don’t forget to leave a comment on our Facebook page what you think about the new smartphone design.

Meet us at the BIOFACH 2011

Visit us at the BIOFACH 2011 in Nuremberg in Germany (Feb 16-19, 2011).

You will find us in African Pavilion in Hall 4.

Best regards from the Mountains of the Moon™

Vanilla production trends – what next?

The general trend of decreasing vanilla production in East Africa was re-enforced by a very poor flowering earlier this year in Western Uganda and Eastern Congo.  Read more

Cocoa market outlook and strategies for 2011

The way forward in a volotile cocoa market

Cocoa prices have been subject to immense fluctuations. Not only exogenous influences are to be accounted, but so are endogenous factors, in particular the conduct of market players.

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Chocolate from the Mountains of the Moon rated among the best!

The Chocolate Life, the on-line community for chocophiles just presented the results of a chocolate tasting where the Blanxart 82% Congo chocolate from the Mountains of the Moon rated among the best!

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Mountains of the Moon at the BIOFACH 2010

We will be present at the BIOFACH Fair in Nuremberg in Germany between February 17 to 20, 2010.

Visit us in Hall 4, at the African Pavilion, and taste our organic and fair trade certified single origin vanilla and cocoa.

Best regards from the Mountains of the Moon™

Raw food cocoa from the Mountains of the Moon™, certified organic and fair trade

During fermentation and drying of our cocoa we keep temperatures in range of 40 – 45 C. Temperatures below this range lead to incomplete fermentation; above they destroy vital proteins and enzymes that shape the flavour of cocoa and determine its nutritive value. Very critical is a gentle drying phase. It helps to reduce acidity and to allow ample time for oxidization and the development of an intensive chocolate aroma. Read more

Our cocoa goes shade-grown!

In November we received support from FFEM in France to introduce shade trees into the cocoa plantations of the members of the farmer association. Read more