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We are a team of award-winning chocolate makers, passionate about bringing the best products to market. 


Christian Tyler cacao consulting

Christian is one of the world's leaders in chocolate formulation with advanced clean label ingredients and has extensively traveled the globe furthering his passion. He has worked with companies domestic and international, large and small, for formulation work, factory buildout and machine consulting, sales, and raw materials sourcing. His love for chocolate began at a young age when he received a box of artisan Swiss chocolates given to him by his aunt who was a flight attendant for Swiss Air in the early 1980s.  His knowledge of cacao came to him through anthropological studies and shamanic practices in the Brazilian Amazon, where he spent 10 years working with non-profit organizations to protect indigenous populations. Christian spends much of his time providing market knowledge and intellectual resources to think tanks and universities researching cocoa and advanced ingredients and how they affect the supply chain. 

In his free time, Christian enjoys quiet time in nature. He is a student pilot, an avid angler, and a Yogi. 


Jessica Ellis cacao consulting

A chocoholic from the start, Jessica’s first food memory involved chocolate. At 3 years old, on family travels through Trinidad and Tobago, their cab driver pulled over, plucked a cacao pod off a tree, and handed her a bean enrobed in the white, creamy flesh. It was love at first bite, and she has been hooked ever since. Passionate about fine food, Jessica found herself unsatisfied with chocolate offerings available on the market, launching her on a lifelong pursuit of formulating the tastiest chocolate.

Jessica has worked extensively on R&D and formulation for bean-to-bar, vegan, and keto chocolates for various companies and brands, and is experienced with advanced ingredients formulation. 

 A student of cacao, Jessica dedicates her time to researching market trends, creating new chocolate flavor profiles, conducting chocolate tastings, and connecting with others in the industry. When not honing her craft, Jessica is busy discovering and adventuring in nature and exploring new cuisines with friends.


Cacao Consulting has 15 years of experience sourcing the highest quality raw materials in the world.

We work with cacao farmers in Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Belize, Peru, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Mexico and other regions.

Our expertise goes deep into farming, fermentation, drying, and roasting, so we are able to make customizations in flavor with a variety of techniques.   


Contact Us / TEL: 928-221-3387

For R&D and formulations inquiries, production consulting, co-manufacturing and copacking, chocolate making for events, or raw materials sourcing. 

Cacao Consulting LLC

1515 West Gurley Street Suite 700 Prescott, AZ 86305

Thank you for reaching out to us. We are looking forward to helping you soon!

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