Jonas KetterleFounder and Chocolate Maker Have a question? Ask me firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Instagram! @firefly_chocolate Applying to Teach about Chocolate I just submitted my application to teach about chocolate at Lucidity Festival - please send blessings! This past year my passion for teaching has brought me to the SF Academy of Sciences, Bhaktifest, Symbiosis, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and of course, many a cacao ceremony and chocolate studio tour. It makes me truly happy to share my love for cacao and I'm praying for an easeful flow of teaching opportunities. Agroforestry Cacao in Belize One of the most rewarding moments on my trip to Belize so far was trekking through the jungle to a remote, 60 acres agroforestry cacao plot. Two years ago Firefly Chocolate was one of the two largest Kickstarter donors for this "demonstration farm", a commitment I made even before I built the chocolate studio. The intention of the farm is to pilot and test innovative permaculture techniques, to then share with local farmers to help improve their yields and livelihood. Already the results are incredible - in less than two years since planting there are many cacao pods on the trees and we had some absolutely delicious cacao fruit! And yes ... behind me is continuous rainforest all the way to Guatemala 🌿 Can't wait to return in coming years and see these trees grow! Coconut Sugar Chocolate Bars All Firefly Chocolate bars are made with coconut sugar ... a low glycemic and more sustainable alternative to cane sugar. Check out these other Bay Area makers committed to your health in the same way ... @endorfinfoods @starchildchocolate @coracaoconfections @drinkcacoco #coconutsugarchocolate Enter to win three FREE chocolate bars in our monthly give-away!SIGN UP Book Reading at Two Year Anniversary Party Reading a chapter from The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree at the two year anniversary party of Firefly Chocolate! Thank you to the 40+ of you who came out to celebrate with me!i've never had the studio so full before 😃#beantobarchocolate Teaching about Drinking Chocolate at the Grange Sharing the world of unsweetened drinking chocolate last night at the Grange in Sebastopol. I've been making some new blends, including one with 14 medicinal mushrooms. Check them out @cacaoceremony. Grateful also for @benjaminpixie sharing his magic honeys and potions - the perfect complement to cacao! Limited Edition Bars Now Available Online New limited edition bars up on the website - including hazelnut and sea salt (85%), Tanzania single origin from Kokoa Kamili (85%), and pure dark with goji berries (100%). We're bringing these to our Sunday farmer's market too! #beantobarchocolate A bucket of cacao nibs! Nothing like the aroma of a bucket full of freshly roasted cacao nibs to start Monday morning! #beantobarchocolate #coconutsugarchocolate Sailing and Chocolate Grateful for some mid week adventures to help me settle indoors and make chocolate as this storm brings abundant rain! Running the Conche Chocolate sloshing around in our conche for further flavor development after refining - this is what it looks ✨and sounds 🌊 like! Now only if I could share the smell ... #beantobarchocolate Happy Holidays from Firefly Chocolate! Happy holidays from Firefly Chocolate! 🌲🌈 Fresh Stone Ground Chocolate Best present ever ... getting to do what I love 365 days of the year! This is a new batch of our 100% cacao from Belize - by the time I swing by the studio this afternoon it'll be totally smooth! #beantobarchocolate Chocolate Bars at Bill’s Farm Basket Still time to get chocolate bars before Sunday! Place an order on our website in the next few hours and we'll get it our right away. Or check out our awesome retail partners, they are fully stocked (pictured: Bill's Farm Basket) Holiday Giveaway Special! We're collaborating with four health companies to offer you a $500 holiday giveaway, including $100 of Firefly Chocolate! The raffle is open until Dec 21. To participate, sign up at http://woobox.com/hb792f/ @barefootprovisions @earthrunners @givemethedirt @seedyoga_ Repairing Chocolate Equipment Whirring noise on one of our chocolate tempering machine motors this morning led me to disassemble it and replace the bearings. I thought it was the gearbox at first but that's running fine. 95% sure this'll get it up and running again quietly ... #beantobarchocolate #madelocally New Hazelnut and Sea Salt Bar Our first of two holiday specials is our single origin dark chocolate bar with hazelnuts and sea salt. This is a limited release we first made available to our monthly chocolate subscribers earlier this year and it was so good we had to bring it back. Come get these at the German Holiday Market in Mountain View tomorrow, at the Sebastopol Farmers Market on Sunday, or online starting Monday! Demos at Oliver’s Chocolate demos at Oliver's this month! At Cotati today, and we'll be at Stony Point on Thursday and Montecito next Monday. It's super exciting for us to be at Oliver's and I need your help - please support our new accounts and get our bars for just $4.99! We’ve used two tons of cacao! Opening another burlap sack of cacao from Belize ... by the end of this year we'll have gone through our first shipment of two tons of cacao! Late Season Bay Nuts Late season bay nut harvest by a friend ... so grateful for the deliciousness that comes from these local nuts! Check out our baynut chocolate bars here: https://fireflychocolate.com/product/wild-harvested-bay-nut-chocolate-bar/ #wildharvested #beantobarchocolate Chocolate Adventure in the Cascades Nothing like some #beantobarchocolate to celebrate my first summit in the Cascades. Here's to many more! Family at the NW Chocolate Festival Feeling so grateful to have the support of my family with me at the NW Chocolate Festival! Coconut Sugar Chocolate at the NW Chocolate Festival We're at the NW Chocolate Festival this weekend sharing our dark #beantobarchocolate with #coconutsugar . Come say hi! Chocolate Makers Tasting Bean to bar chocolate tasting with other makers at the NW Chocolate Festival! Fireflies in the Forest Just discovered these amazing long exposure photos of fireflies in the German forests by Kristian Cvecek! This was taken only about 2 hours from where I was born.