FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary

Thought Leadership Starts Here: Fine Chocolate Glossary is Live!

After more than a year of cross-continental teamwork, and collaboration with more than thirty experts around the world, I am thrilled to announce that the FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary is now live!

The Glossary is a solution to a common challenge for anyone who works in cocoa or chocolate, or who is on a journey of learning about them: the fact that we all may mean different things when using terms related to fine chocolate.

I could be talking about anything from cocoa agroforestry to the fine chocolate value chain, and it would be very difficult to know if what I mean when I say “agroforestry” or “value chain” is the same as what you mean when you use those terms.

We may think we understand one another. But sometimes, we just need a little help communicating.

Now that the Glossary is live, we all have access to a thought-leadership tool that solves these communication challenges.

Every entry in the Glossary is authored by an expert in their field, and gives an example to illustrate how the term “works” in the real world.

Collectively, contributors’ experience spans North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and their expertise runs deep in both cocoa and chocolate.

As of the launch, about 14% of the 250+ terms in the Glossary have completed entries. As we continue to grow the Glossary, we look forward to including an ever-more diverse set of voices, and experts from every corner of the fine chocolate ecosystem.

I invite you to explore the Glossary today, and to make your own contribution whenever you are ready.

Welcome, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Dr. Kristy Leissle
Glossary Architect

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