A bit about the Wellington Chocolate Factory

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By Rochelle and GabeRochelle and Gabe co-owners WCF

This is us!

Believing in fair trade principles, and committed to high quality ingredients to create high quality products, we (Rochelle Harrison and Gabe Davidson) opened WCF’s doors in 2013 and have met with overwhelming success.

(Gabe) – I was all inspired after a trip to New York to open New Zealand’s first bean to bar small-batch chocolate factory but then when I was at Commonsense Organics I saw Cocoa Press and realised someone was already doing it – Rochelle! We got together, had a few wines and decided to build on what she’d already established.

(Rochelle) – Like coffee or wine, real chocolate flavour depends a lot on the source ingredients, in our case cocoa beans. Unfortunately a lot of cocoa farmers worldwide are taken advantage of. Part of building our business is to find solutions that get us the highest-quality single-origin beans while giving farmers a good deal.

WCF was the first New Zealand chocolate maker to sign up to the new Fairtrade Sourcing Programme for cocoa, connecting farmers with the growing number of businesses that want to buy cocoa fairly and sustainably. It’s a great way to ensure the supply chain isn’t contaminated – and it actually helps us make better chocolate, for the taste buds and the soul!

Check out the article here

Here’s us doing what we do:

And some yummy photos:

beans in sack making chocolatebig block silo

We are located on the Eva Street laneway in the heart of Wellington; 5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand to be exact. You can also find us here.

WCF map 2

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm
Email: info@wcf.co.nz
Shop number: (04) 3857555 

The Wellington Chocolate Voyage is now live! Go to our Kickstarter page to become a backer, follow us on Facebook, and help spread the word!

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