Lauren Adler founded Chocolopolis to satisfy a craving for more than just chocolate. She has a passion for sharing the story of fine cacao, from its origins as a revered Aztec drink to the varied flavor profiles of cacao grown in different regions of the equatorial belt.
Lauren opened Chocolopolis in 2008 just as the craft chocolate movement was beginning in the US. Flanked by a handful of American bean-to-bar chocolate makers, Lauren began educating US consumers about cacao and chocolate. She has built a broad community of like-minded chocophiles in Seattle and the US who appreciate and enjoy the experience of tasting and sharing fine chocolate. She has over 10 years of experience in tasting chocolate made with fine flavor cacao, and has become a sought-after palate when evaluating new craft chocolate.