Our Story

Welcome to Resonate Chocolate

Willriver Mannino is the founder of Resonate Chocolate. 

Willriver grew up in beautiful Bellingham, Washington, enjoying everything the great Pacific Northwest has to offer. After graduating with a degree in culinary arts, he traveled around the world learning about regenerative farming techniques. Through his travels in Costa Rica, Willriver experienced a Cacao ceremony with Aztec Nahwa elders who guided him through the history of Cacao and the Cacao spirit. The ceremony opened up his mind to the potential of Cacao as a gateway to explore and touch the depth of one's soul. 

He left the ceremony overwhelmed with joy, and decided to spend several weeks with local indigenous farmers, learning about the process of making cacao from scratch with the best organic ingredients. The more Willriver studied Cacao, and the process of turning the bean into an edible form, the closer he came to genuine happiness; his passions became clearer. 

Will combined his passions for regenerative farming, plant medicine, humanitarianism, and the 7 spiritual principles of Cacao to guide the development of his business, Resonate Chocolate:

  1. Cacao opens your heart

  2. Cacao heightens meditation

  3. Cacao develops your creativity

  4. Cacao enhances energy and authenticity

  5. Cacao clarifies your mentality

  6. Cacao brings peace

  7. Cacao heals your body and soul

Through Resonate Chocolate’s Social Purpose Corp, the company's goals and daily decisions revolve around reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, creating a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. Resonate Chocolate uses profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

We believe:

  • Black Lives Matter

  • No Human is Illegal

  • Love is Love

  • Women’s Rights are Human Rights

  • Science is Real

  • Water is Life

  • Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

Blessings and love,

The Resonate Chocolate Crew