Unloading Rum & Cocoa

Last Friday was the celebrated unloading of the ‘Tres Hombres’, a retro-style cargo sailing ship. Quite some people came to help unload rum, cocoa, and chocolate bars that were brought from the Caribbean, all using ‘CO2 neutral’ means of transport. And in Amsterdam this mostly means: Bakfiets!1

Unloading rum and cocoa from the sailing ship 'Tres Hombres' in Amsterdam NoordUnloading rum and cocoa from the sailing ship ‘Tres Hombres’ in Amsterdam Noord

For every bag of cocoa beans that was transported from the sailing boat to the close by chocolate factory of the Chocolatemakers one of their chocolate bars and a glass of fantastic ‘Tres Hombres Rum’. The ship also carried many boxes of delicious Grenada chocolate bars that were distributed further throughout the country using bikes the following day (by many bike loving volunteers).
Oh yes, and there was great ice cream from Kees Raat (who runs Metropolitan)…
So, was fun.
No more words, just some pictures…

Unloading cocoa from the sailing boat Tres Hombres
Unloading cocoa from the sailing boat Tres Hombres
Unloading cocoa from the sailing boat Tres Hombres
Unloading cocoa from the sailing boat Tres Hombres

Footnotes
  1. For the non Dutch-knowers, ‘bakfiets’ are the omnipresent cargo bikes, usually used to carry kids+all kind of luggage. But can be used for pretty much anything. Including heavy cocoa bags of 70kg each. []

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