Community Roles

Learn about our exciting new Ambassador and Taster roles!

Yellow Seed Ambassadors and Tasters are catalysts who care about ethical, high quality cacao, seek to support producers and desire to make trade better for everyone. These roles have been designed to help introduce lesser known origins to a community of makers. Feedback posted on Yellow Seed enables producers at origin to better understand the value of their product, as well as make any improvements necessary to grow their business.

Regional Ambassador

Regional Yellow Seed Ambassadors support the local chocolate maker community by hosting local tasting events with free product samples and by connecting makers to share resources, pool buying power and relay feedback to origin.

Responsibilities:
  • Host meetups of makers and cacao industry people
  • Share product samples
  • Administer regional facebook page
  • Write product reviews and encourage others to write reviews.
Perks:
  • Free samples
  • First to learn about new products
  • Prominent mentions in YS social media & newsletter
  • Graphic design support for events/meetups
  • Help connecting to contacts in your region

Contact us (hello@yellow-seed.org) if you are interested to learn more about this role.

International Ambassador

International Yellow Seed Ambassadors help build a stronger community by sharing their experiences at origin and connecting buyers on a more personal level to the farmers and the land where their cacao is sourced.

Responsibilities:
  • Share individual experiences and trip reports from visits to Origin.
  • Attend conferences/events/festivals as YS representative.
  • Supports regional community ambassadors as possible.
  • Evaluate Product at origin for makers - bean grading, tasting profiles, spec sheets/COA’s (optional)
  • Write content or stories for the Yellow Seed community via social media (optional)
  • Transfer samples and feedback to/from origins if traveling to regions (optional)
Perks:
  • Featured on the Yellow Seed website as an International Ambassador.
  • Prominent mentions in Yellow Seed’s social media and newsletter.
  • Free tickets to events that Yellow Seed has been invited to, if they are playing a representative role.
  • Invited to speak and share experience at any Yellow Seed hosted conferences or events.

Contact us (hello@yellow-seed.org) if you are interested to learn more about this role.

Cacao and Chocolate Tasters

Yellow Seed’s Cacao and Chocolate Tasters are community-verified tasters that evaluate products on Yellow Seed in order to help Origins understand their value as well as help buyers differentiate products. Their main purpose is to educate around flavor.

Responsibilities:
  • Write flavor reviews for product samples and evaluation bars on Yellow Seed Product Profiles.
Perks:
  • Featured on the Yellow Seed website as a Taster.
  • Sent product samples and evaluation bars for free to taste.
  • Prominent mentions in Yellow Seed social media & newsletter.
  • Stories featured on the Yellow Seed website.
  • May be invited to speak or play prominent role in Yellow Seed hosted conferences or events.
Criteria:
  • Evaluates flavor of chocolate bars, ie for a blog, events, contests, or retail stores or as a service.
  • Recommended by three members in the chocolate community for this role.
  • Willing to actively participate in community and Yellow Seed discussions around flavor; ~1 hour monthly commitment

Contact us (hello@yellow-seed.org) if you are interested to learn more about this role.

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