Ep 28. Erica Gilmour, Owner of Hummingbird Chocolate shares the story behind their found love of making chocolate

Erica and her husband Drew, started out making chocolate casually as a private hobby. After having friends and family fall  in love with their creations, chocolate became a passion. Soon enough, a team was put together considerably raising their game in the process. Together they have become crazily obsessed with making the best possible chocolate they can. There’s so much to learn in chocolate; get the right beans – do the right thing – and the flavours unlocked are incredible. Join us as she shares her insights and lessons learned over the years.


Erica has always savoured chocolate. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Drew and Erica spent their careers working with farmers in developing countries. They learned so much and gained a huge respect and affection for people who make food, from grower to artisan. When they were leaving Kabul, it seemed natural that they pursued chocolate making as it lets them connect with farmers, while learning how to craft something they love.

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