COOL HUNTING Video: Dandelion Chocolate’s New Factory

Increased production will not compromise quality at the multi-purpose Mission District space

Dandelion Chocolate was founded 10 years ago by Cameron Ring and Todd Masonis ago as a venture out of their garage. Back then, they would sell their goods at the now-defunct underground food markets of San Francisco. “We had to start by buying machines and we bought a few bags of beans and just started roasting them up,” says Masonis about their humble origins. “We sort of got lucky that our first couple of batches were really good.” This month the brand opened a new factory, but promises that increasing production will not compromise quality—in fact, they plan on improving it.