In 2017, Cocoa Future, SPC (Social Purpose Corporation) continued to build momentum in online sales and expanded to 16 outlets in Seattle and across the USA. Sales more than doubled vs. 2016 (albeit off a *tiny* base). Our focus in 2017 was to solidify and strengthen our partnerships with existing cacao supply partners, ensuring they’re truly sustainable, prior to expanding to new origins. 

We were excited to receive recognition from industry leaders for our product quality and supply chain practices in 2017: 

  • Project Nosh Winter Fancy Food 2017 Staff Pick
  • New Hope Network’s Five Food & Beverage Trends Spotted at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2017
  • Good Food Awards Finalist in the Confections Category for 2018

Our efforts continued to require significant financial and personal investment for seemingly limited (but definitely growing) impact to date. As we continue in obedience to God, we trust He will bless and multiply our efforts as only He is able to do! 

  • Thoughtful Snacking to restore life – from grower communities to you.



  • Partnered with 3 farmer groups: Coagricsal in La Entrada de Copán, Honduras, San Fernando in Cortes, Honduras and Koptan Masagena in Masamba, Sulawesi, Indonesia. 
  • Worked with a total of 26 cacao farming community families and an additional 52 cacao shelling / food processing workers. 


  • Increased income to our grower communities by an estimated 60% per kilogram vs. local (Rainforest Alliance Certified or Fair Trade International) comparatives by conducting additional cocoa processing steps in their own communities. Moreover, we invested an additional 63% in start-up equipment and materials for their food processing businesses.  
  • Invested over 1 month on the ground with our cacao shelling partners in Honduras training & equipping them in food safety and food processing for export as well as local sales.
  • Shared recipes and techniques with local leaders in Honduras so they can create and sell finished snacking cacao products locally. 
  • Donated a significant portion of our revenue to charitable organizations in Seattle and around the globe investing in education and economic empowerment. 


We learned that we are one of very few cacao / specialty food products attempting to restore food production steps to growing communities. And one of fewer companies who are intentionally providing opportunities for women at origin. 

Additionally, we introduced two new flavors in 2017: 

  • Harmony {Lightly Sweet & Salty} which became our best selling flavor and 
  • Strength {Spicy & Citrusy}


  • Eliminated 74,476 sugar grams vs. USA's bestselling dark chocolate
  • Preserved 53,455 fiber grams vs. USA's bestselling dark chocolate
  • Converted sugars, spices and herbs to use only organic ingredients – for the health of our consumers and supplier partners! 


While still small and anecdotal, we want to continually reflect a heart of service. 

  • We have received only 5 Star ratings for service and an average of 4.9 stars for product on Amazon. 


To put people first in cocoa production 

  • Restore esteem to farming as a vocation
  • Restore cocoa’s reputation as an indulgent health food
  • Restore generosity in the way we do business


Motivated by love for God and people