Alex Whitmore

Alex Whitmore is a co-founder of Taza Chocolate.

  • Heart of Chocolate

    Drawn by rumors of unique, uncultivated cacao trees, an artisan chocolatier continues his quest for top-notch nibs in the lowlands of Bolivia

  • Cacao by the Truckload

    The co-founder of a small bean-to-bar chocolate company visits another world: a giant storage warehouse.

  • The Secret Behind Special Chocolate

    The author describes the ancient Mexican art of cocoa-milling--but he can only reveal so much.

  • How to Make a Chocolate Bar

    It's not easy to find high-quality, organic cacao. But the work pays off in the form of a rich chocolate bar.

  • Cacao Tejate: Ancient Chocolate Drink

    Hand-milled in Mexico for centuries from cocoa beans, corn, and the flower of the "funeral tree," it's like an artisinal Frosty. The local producers, who also sell it, each make their own customized versions of the chocolatey beverage, adding such extras as chilies, salsa, or herbs.

  • Mexican Chocolate: Rustic, Stronger, Better

    Mexican chocolate has strong flavors and rustic textures you just won't find in a bar of the European stuff. It's no wonder: chocolate has been a food--not a candy--in Central and South America for thousands of years before it ever got to Europe.

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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