In 2018, I was shocked to be handed the phone at the chocolate factory to find Steve Elkins on the other end! Steve Elkins discovered our Lost City, Honduras chocolate and came to visit us in Florida. Unexpected moments like this make life so exciting. We spoke about how the discovery of the Lost City, known now as “Cuidad Blanca”, opened a pandora’s box for the need to protect the archeological site from looting and the rainforest around it, which is increasingly being deforested each time they return. Steve recognized the importance of building an industry around cacao in the region, because it can exist in tandem with the conservation of the natural patrimony of Honduras.