SAN PEDRO, COTE D’IVOIRE, 2006. Quality assessment laboratory at Saf Cacao. The blue bucket arrives from the yard containing samples from all the bags on the truck. Moisture is assessed and the cut test performed. Then the company makes an offer. If refused, the shipment is loaded back on the truck and transported to the next company down the line. Saf Cacao is on the outskirts of town, so it would be one of the first companies to be visited.
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