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moonbean chocolate

A project in Kampala, Uganda by James Pitkeathly

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...crafting small batch, single origin, fairly traded, feel-good chocolate and cacao products in East Africa.
Backers: 109
Average Pledge Per Backer: £74

Funded: £8,040 of £6,000
Dates: Dec 3rd -> Jan 2nd (30 days)
Project By: James Pitkeathly
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Latest News


December 31st - via:
We're bowled over by the way you've rallied to help us reach our funding target. If only there was some way we could organise a massive global party, starting with our backers in the antipodes, and continuing with the clock all the way to our North... (Read More)

Thank you!

December 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

We've just added a new reward tier!

December 29th - via:
Celebrate with moonbean chocolate in 2018!      (Read More)

meet Nancy: your tailor

December 29th - via:
because not everything in life is chocolate...We'd like to introduce you to Nancy Kyokutamba, who will be making the beautiful kitenge cloth tote-bags and zippered pouches that form such a special part of the moonbean chocolate backer rewards.... (Read More)

holiday offer

December 27th - via:
holiday offer moonbean chocolate wishes everyone a festive holiday season!  We're 5 days away from the end of our campaign and we're so thankful for the support we've already received. This is an all-or-nothing campaign, so either everybody gets... (Read More)

meet the moonbean team

December 20th - via:
growing the moonbean chocolate teamFor our very first batch of moonbean chocolate I peeled each roasted whole bean by hand, removing the papery shell then breaking them into small pieces - cocoa nibs. cocoa nibs We've automated many of our processes,... (Read More)

Moonbean Chocolate | Made in Uganda

December 20th - via:
Uganda-based James and Denise established moonbean chocolate, a b bean-to-bar chocolate business with East African sourced ingredients. Discover their entrepreneurial journey and what they're doing for Uganda. (Read More)

double the chocolate

December 10th - via:
we’re doubling our chocolate rewards… and lowering the bar! We kept our chocolate rewards intentionally conservative during our early experimentation because we didn’t want to risk not being able to deliver on our promises. Over the past week,... (Read More)

world-class chocolate with a conscience

December 9th - via:
breaking the chocolate mouldWe’re currently in the process of identifying small-holding farmers and cooperatives with whom we can partner to grow, harvest, ferment and dry the most high quality cocoa varietals available in Uganda.   Over 70% of... (Read More)

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