October 24th is our 10 year business anniversary. I fondly remember walking up to Suzanne Santos and some volunteers with a small cooler of my chocolates under my arm, offering them a taste, and asking if I could be at the market. Suzanne said, "When can you start!", and we joined the SFC Farmers' Market soon after to begin our venture as a small family business. We sold out on our very first day at the market and that gave us the confidence to continue. Since then, I've made over 3 million Kakawa Cocoa Beans by hand, and been at the market almost every single Saturday offering many innovative chocolate items for sale. It's been very gratifying to receive the support of Austin shoppers who come to the market on Saturdays to support local goods. Thank you for all you've done to make that possible.
Happy Anniversary Cocoa Puro!
by Tom Pederson, Owner, Cocoa Puro