When we started directly importing coffee beans from Honduras, we didn't imagine that one of Portland's most popular chocolate makers would soon be using our coffee to make their delicious espresso truffles!
Just in time for Christmas 2020, we began providing coffee to Melissa Berry, owner of Missionary Chocolates. She is one of the most generous people I've ever met and one of the most gracious in spirit. She is a naturopath turned chocolatier and mother of 3 (including twin babies)! She began baking chocolate to cheer up her mom who was sick, and now Missionary Chocolates has become a household name in Portland. Their vegan chocolates are rich, flavorful, and creative. Going in and sampling truffles is a treat!
The Missionary Chocolates name is significant for two reasons, family history and Melissa's personal mission. "The name of the company came naturally. Her grandparents were doctors and missionaries who built a hospital in Siam during World War II" (Portland Business Journal). "Motivated to action by her mother’s critical illness and long path to diagnosis and recovery, and by her desire to treat and heal the critically ill, Melissa’s dream is to establish and fund an integrative natural health care clinic in Portland. She wants to fill a gap in the health care delivery system. Missionary Chocolates is the vehicle she hopes will get her there. She wants to ultimately turn Missionary Chocolates into a nonprofit to fund the clinic" (Faces from the Neighborhood).
We are so proud to have Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters coffee in Missionary Chocolate's Simply Espresso truffles, and we look forward to growing together! You can buy chocolate at Rocky Butte Espresso Bar or Missionary Chocolates (2712 NE Glisan St).