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Fine-chocolate exporter builds fame on remote African island

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 05:50
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Workers extracting beans from cacao pods after harvest on the Corallo plantation in Principe. Corallo chocolate made in Africa sells at US$26.50 for a 160-gramme box in California.

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CLAUDIO Corallo is a reluctant celebrity as Africa's only maker and exporter of fine chocolate.

His delicacies sell at US$26.50 for a 160-gramme box in Palo Alto, California, in a shop a stone's throw away from a Louis Vuitton store that sells handbags from US$1,200. But he