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The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is the only organization focused 100% on supporting professionals in the Fine Chocolate segment of the Chocolate Industry. We started in 2007 with 15 founding members and currently have over 200 members worldwide. We're an international group of chocolate professionals who come together in support of the art of fine chocolate making.
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FCIA Summer Meeting June 29. 2013
New York City
We promote the artistry and craftsmanship of the chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and natural ingredients. We believe in using best practices in cacao processing and chocolate production; and transparent labeling and marketing practices.
The best tasting chocolates in the world are poised for extinction. As growers continue to remove or replace fine flavor cacao trees with less flavorful, high-yield, disease-resistant cacao hybrids and clones, a world of ordinary flavor dominates the chocolate universe. Connecting genetics to flavor offers an important new way to protect and preserve the finest flavors for future generations. Alas, no genetic initiative has ever focused on flavor first. Until now. Read more.....
Linking fine flavor characteristics to genotype
Membership includes professionals involved in chocolate from blossom to bonbon and bar: growers/producers, chocolatiers, chocolate makers, pastry chefs, chocolate manufacturers, marketers, writers, educators and specialty retailers.
If you are a professional in the Fine Chocolate Industry or focused on supporting the Fine Chocolate niche of this industry - and agree with our Vision & Mission, we invite you to join us as an Individual, Corporate, or Sponsor Member.
||"Our membership in the FCIA has produced much greater ROI than we anticipated. Meeting and consulting with other members of the artisan chocolate community plus key vendors allows us to keep on top of where the industry is heading, and in turn, provide a better overall product for our customers."
Chris & Darcie Farro, The Art of Chocolat
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We celebrate our members and the fine products they create.
Our members might be:
- Chocolatiers crafting bonbons and bars from fine quality chocolate.
- Growers that are pushing the boundaries with fine flavor cacao .
- Suppliers supporting the production of fine quality products.
- Chocolate makers who are using a combination of dedicated craftsmanship and scientific know-how to turn dried cocoa beans into fine chocolate.
Each is passionate about fine chocolate. Each has a role in offering fine chocolate products so that you can savor them passionately.
We hope you will discover a new chocolate experience, and enjoy some fine chocolate every day!
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