Drew and Erica met while doing international development work in Afghanistan. From there they travelled together to many developing countries, working closely with farmers and learning about the cacao industry. After deciding that they wanted to spend more time at home, the couple combined what they learned abroad with their love for chocolate, and started to experiment with chocolate making in their basement. Hummingbird has worked with farmers from Guatemala to Dominican Republic to Vietnam, and the products have been enjoyed since they opened in 2012. In the future, the Gilmours are hoping to expand into more countries, and their recent international recognition suggests that their planned expansion will be successful.