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Coffee and Chocolate pairing

Hi! I was asked to talk about coffee and chocolate pairing. I've already done pairings with whisky and beer, but never with coffee. Does an…

Started by Karine Guillemette

16 Feb 3, 2013
Reply by Karine Guillemette

Anyone have a favorite cacao powder and cacao butter they use?

Looking for advice on buying good bulk cacao powder and cacao butter.  I appreciate any help! Thanks,  Julie

Started by Julie MacQueen

0 Jan 27, 2013

Making Truffles

Hello all,   hope everyone is having a great holiday!   I have a question regarding truffle making.  To my understanding, once you have mad…

Started by Donny Gagliardi

1 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by Melanie Boudar

Dry Seed Cleaner Adapted to Cacau

Clay, The concept of chocolate producers having to acquire machines to clean cocoa beans before use is a concept I am unable to comprehend.…

Started by Jim

2 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by Sebastian

Is it safe to make truffles without enrobing?

Hi, I have been making truffles for quite some time, but have never been happy with the hard shells. What I'm looking for is a soft truffle…

Started by Caroline White

9 Dec 5, 2012
Reply by Lana

Any criollo bars?

I'm a chocolate lover who has tried many types, and decided that I like chocolate made from criollo beans best.  But most manufacturers don…

Started by Arnold Ismach

0 Dec 4, 2012

Making a large hollow figure

In getting ready for christmas, I've got plenty of smaller figures "in storage" for the time being, but now I need a few "super Santas" for…

Started by Edward J

2 Nov 18, 2012
Reply by Omar Forastero

Tuning your guitar

I know, I must have too much time on my hands, but I was wondering if anyone "tunes" their guitar. It makes sense that the wires are the sa…

Started by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick

2 Nov 16, 2012
Reply by Lana

Need to find a Roaster and Winnower

Greetings Chocolate Lifers! I'm new to the forum, but I'm working on a project in Belize were we'll be doing bean to bar production. I'm on…

Started by Matthew Runeare

1 Nov 13, 2012
Reply by Rifat Tuzcuoglu

New to chocolates, ganache advice

Hi, I have stumbled into a chocolate business and now I am madly researching trying to learn as much as I can.   I need a lot of advice lol…

Started by Heather Panchyshyn

4 Nov 6, 2012
Reply by Daniela Vasquez


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