Webinar: Cacao Across the Islands

Cacao Quality & Post-Harvest ProcessING

Advice from award-winning cacao growers.

A conversation offering key lessons learned for the post-harvest processing of premium quality cacao in Hawaiʻi, at diverse sites and scales, from Hāmākua to Kapaʻa. 

This is a farmer-to-farmer event featuring a panel discussion with some of the leading growers working to raise the bar in Hawaiʻi’s flourishing tree-to-bar chocolate industry. The webinar will include a Q&A session and provide insights into site-specific challenges growers have faced in different regions as well as the tips and innovative techniques they designed to overcome them.

This session offers a valuable opportunity to get ahead of the curve and avoid costly mistakes relevant to existing, new and prospective growers at any scale.



Dave Elliott
Dave Elliott

Executive Director
Oahu RC&D

Dave has twenty years of experience working in agricultural development and natural resource management in Hawaii and Latin America as an entrepreneur, researcher, and non-profit program director. He was a founding board member of the Hawaiʻi Chocolate and Cacao Association and has been active in the industry since 2010. He is passionate about sustainable agriculture and working alongside farmers to identify stewardship practices that benefit farm productivity and Hawaiʻi’s water and soil resources.

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Colin Hart

Farm Manager
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii

Colin will share information about the grafted variety trial tour he will be hosting at his farm at the HCCA 2022 Conference in Hilo.


in cooperation with the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture