Mott Green died tragically yesterday and those who knew him, worked with him, and were inspired by him, will all miss him immensely.
I met him just twice but on each occasion we talked for hours. He was easy to talk to, his enthusiasm was infectious and, when he told you of what would have been a hair-brained scheme for most, you knew he was serious about it and would see it through. Exporting his organic ‘from bean-to-bar’ chocolate across the Atlantic under sail was one such amazing achievement, and it seemed perfectly normal for him to have a HobiCat on the beach below Petite Anse on the north coast of Grenada which he’d use to sail his chocolate bars to shops on Carriacou. He transcended ‘eco’, ‘organic’ and ‘zero-carbon footprint’ because instead of just talking about these concepts he made them a reality and in doing so created a cocoa and chocolate community on the island that provided employment and purpose to many people.
The folks at Belmont Estate and Grenada Chocolate have been shocked by this tragedy and my thoughts and love go out to them. He was truly a unique man.