PMCA Research Chair Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut USA sits down virtually with Anne Zaczek, Heirloom Cacao Preservation’s Executive Director and Bill Copeland, Independent Consultant for Rare Cacao, LLC.

PMCA first learned of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) in 2019 and after teaming up for a webinar in 2020 decided to sit down again to find out how things are progressing with their research.

Anne Zaczek is the Executive Director of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund, a non-profit organization with a mission to discover, identify and preserve fine flavor heirloom cacao varieties for the conservation of biological diversity and the empowerment of farming communities. Learn more about Anne.

Bill Copeland has over 35 years dedicated to Professional Printing & Packaging, becoming a Master Chocolatier, launching a Digital Imaging/Communications company, Professional Photography and Digital Asset Management company. Bill has acquired skills that allow him to virtually support all functions required in many businesses today. Learn more about Bill.

To learn more about the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund visit

If you are interested in watching the PMCA Heirloom Cacao Preservation Webinar please contact the PMCA Office.

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Episode 16: Heirloom Cacao Preservation Update