TheChocolateLifeLIVE | Exploring the FCIA Glossary

TheChocolateLifeLIVE | Exploring the FCIA Glossary

Episode 125 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE is LIVE from 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT on Fri, July 21st.

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Episode Overview

In this episode of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE, I am going to continue my exploration of language – how the words we use inform our beliefs, how our beliefs inform our actions, and how our actions have consequences.

In past episodes, I have focused on specific words and concepts – including “What does Sustainability mean?” “What does Ethical mean?” And “What is Quality?”

In this episode, I will be examining entries in the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Fine Chocolate Glossary.

Home - Fine Chocolate Industry Association
Fine Chocolate Industry Association is a member organization supporting fine chocolate professionals and the industry. Discover fine chocolate with FCIA.
Home - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
Welcome to the Fine Chocolate Glossary What is the Glossary? Using the Glossary Become an Author Chocolate Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z View Glossary Seeking Author Entry in Progress Entry Complete / Feedback … Home Read More »

I will not only be looking at some of the definitions/explanations presented, but I will also be taking a look at how the glossary is constructed from a technical perspective. Spoiler Alert: Before I transitioned to chocolate, I had extensive professional experience in database technology development (I am a named inventor on four patents in this area), information management, full-text retrieval, browse/search UI/UX development, and related topics.

Your homework, in advance of the live stream, is to browse the glossary and select one or more entries to review/critique. Imagine that the platform is a wiki (i.e., each of the entries is on a cocoa- and chocolate-specific version of Wikipedia) and you can directly suggest edits.

  • What do you like about the entry/ies you chose?;
  • Where do you think it falls short?;
  • Are there sufficient, credible, external, references cited?;
  • Are there words and concepts you think are missing?;
  • What is the user experience like?; and
  • Anything else you want to comment on about your experiences.

I have my ideas (and I will share them) ... but I want to hear from you.

I will share and respond to your comments in the live stream. If you have a friend or colleague with an interest in cocoa and/or chocolate, is a fan of language, has a professional interest and/or experience in #lexicon (e.g., #dictionary, #index, #glossary, #encyclopedia, etc) creation, and/or has technical experience in constructing searching and browsing UI/UX – then please share this post with them.

Clay Gordon on LinkedIn: Home - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
For the Friday, July 21st, episode of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE, I am going to continue my exploration of language – how the words we use inform our beliefs, how…
Ecosystem, Fine Chocolate - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
The Glossary team is actively seeking an author for this term.
FCIA Fine Chocolate Ecosystem Assessment at DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo. Privacy, Simplified.
Chocolate, Bean to Bar - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
An approach to making chocolate that communicates added value and a focus on maximizing the natural flavors inherent in the cacao bean. This description recognizes the main ingredient, the transformation processes, and the end product.
Chocolate, Fine - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
Fine chocolate is defined by its flavor, texture, and appearance, as well as how its limited ingredients, high cocoa and low sugar content, are sourced and processed.
Chocolate, Craft - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
Typically made in small batches, from traceable cocoa that has been properly fermented, dried, and stored; meant to be savored for flavor, balance, and complexity.
Chocolate, Artisan - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
The entry for this term is in progress, and will appear in the Glossary soon
FOB (Free on Board) - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
A term used to identify which party – supplier or purchaser – will be responsible for freight charges, as well as liable for product damage at certain points of the transportation process.
You searched for cif - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
Freight Costs - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
The sum of charges, taxes, and fees to transport goods from one location to another by land, sea, or air.
FAIRMADE - FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary
FAIRMADE describes a product made start to finish at the origin of the cocoa with locally sourced ingredients, materials, and labour.
fairmade - Google Search
FairMade: Negozio di abbigliamento etico e moda sostenibile
FairMade è moda sostenibile: abiti, accessori e scarpe realizzati in modo ecologico, equo e solidale. Ci trovi on-line o nel negozio di Brescia.
Call for Fairtrade to triple impact in Africa with ‘Fairmade’ certification
Ethical bean-to-bar maker MIA, short for Made in Africa, has called for the Fairtrade organisation to recognise a new ‘Fairmade’ certification.
The Fairtrade Marks
The FAIRTRADE Marks are the symbols of the international Fairtrade system. Learn what’s behind the Marks you see on Fairtrade products.
Home - Fine Chocolate Industry Association
Fine Chocolate Industry Association is a member organization supporting fine chocolate professionals and the industry. Discover fine chocolate with FCIA.

FCIA Home Page – Machine (captured April 12, 2017)
About FCIA > Organization

FCIA Home Page – Machine (captured February 4, 2018)
About FCIA > Organization

Staff and Board - Fine Chocolate Industry Association
FCIA is led by passionate and vibrant Board of Directors and Staff, composed of cutting-edge professionals from the fine chocolate industry.
In July 21, 2023, Ephi Maglaris was still listed as the Executive Director.


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