Cacao and capitalism (notes)
Contemplations on cacao, chocolate, colonialism.
Under the cacao tree admiring the new growth and contemplating where we go from here.
New growth on our largest cacao tree. Photo by Steven Casanova.
Capitalism was imposed on the world by Europe, for the benefit of Europe. Free markets and access to innovation were never permitted to Black and brown people, nor the countries we eventually constituted, wh…