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Washing Beans after Ferment

Here is another technique I see a little of in cacao processing, mainly in cacao I get from Samoa and Fiji. So what they do is wash the bea…

Started by Tom

13 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by Tom

The Malting Process as it Relates to Cacao Fermentation

I have read now in a few places that the best chocolate is made from fermented beans that were left in the pods for about 4 days after pick…

Started by Tom

10 Jun 19, 2012
Reply by Robert Graham Erdman

Cacao farm tours to Hawaii's Big Island & Oahu and Mexico's Oaxaca & Chiapas

We are trying to plan a cacao farm & traditional chocolate tours to Mexico & Hawaii in the next few months that many of you have as…

Started by Nat

0 Apr 20, 2012

Suggestions needed for spent raw cacao nibs

I've just made some chocolate vodka, soaking raw cacao in vodka for a week or so. The result is a rather nice, light brown, unsweetened cho…

Started by Mark Rogers

3 Dec 21, 2011
Reply by Clay Gordon

News Covers Madre Chocolate's Xoconusco Success

We're getting into the final hours of our campaign and we're so close we can almost taste it... the delicious, rich, fruity, creamy royal A…

Started by Nat

0 Aug 8, 2011

world map of cocoa producing countries

Anyone know where I can buy a good map of cocoa producing countries around the world?

Started by Melanie Boudar

2 Jul 25, 2011
Reply by Melanie Boudar

Organic cacao liquor in bulk in the US / Canada ?

We are currently looking for additional supply of organic and fair trade cacao liquor and are wondering if anyone on The Chocolate Life loc…

Started by Kent Goodwin

5 Jun 16, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Free Crucial Chocolate ~ 100% Raw, Vegan & Organic

Greetings Chocolate Loves! Please enter to win our giveaway contest! 8 luck winners will receive a gift pack of Crucial Chocolate products…

Started by Crucial Jade

1 Apr 20, 2011
Reply by Crucial Jade

Reclassification of cacao varieties?

Is it time for an updated classification of cacao varities? Today the most commonly accepted classification of cacao 'varities' is as follo…

Started by Brady

33 Dec 31, 2010
Reply by Clay Gordon

Cacao Pods Picture

I aM looking for a really colorful hi res iMage of a pile of cacao pods, horizontal orientation, to use for a Mural. Would like Multi-color…

Started by Melanie Boudar

9 Nov 10, 2010
Reply by Anthony Lange

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