At Dandelion, we all wear multiple hats. My name is Maverick Watson and most days you’ll find me in the cafe, serving up hot chocolates or coffee, but every Tuesday I am Dandelion Chocolate’s go to truck driver. I pick up our cacao beans from warehouses in Hayward and Bayview and deliver them right to our factory on Valencia Street.
And sometimes I make Greg deliver me to the bean room!
Today I delivered beans from Mantuano and Guaniamo, Venezuela, and Camino Verde beans from Ecuador! It’s a really great experience to be able to see how the vast stacks of cacao in a warehouse in Hayward are gradually turned into the chocolate bars that we have on our shelves. So until next week, I’ll be serving the chocolate, not trucking it.