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Industrial Vintage Roaster

Forum Members... we have found many "new-age" Roasters (mostly from Europe) and even a company that makes a Fluid style for coffee beans,…

Started by Justin Brooks in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Nov 10, 2009

Problems with Raspberry Fondant

I've been making chocolate at Christmas time since 1990. Someone gave me Candymaking by Ruth Kendrick. I've used many of the recipes with g…

Started by Alice P. Douglas in Recipes

4 Nov 10, 2009
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Chocolate and wine tasting

I have done this before but at a University for students so I didn't charge participants or pay for anything. I am just wondering from othe…

Started by Tom in Tasting Notes

2 Nov 9, 2009
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I've been playing with nibs a lot lately, trying them from several different sources, and have found that each one has very distinct flavor…

Started by Jonathan Walpole in Tasting Notes

3 Nov 8, 2009
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Raw chocolate, how raw is it really?

Working and selling our confections in the Bay Area I get a lot of people coming up to me and asking if my chocolate is raw. Mostly these t…

Started by Clive Brown in Make Mine Raw ...

36 Nov 6, 2009
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Describing chocolate

Clay, I read with great interest on your blog about attempts to find new ways to describe the taste of chocolate that isn't dependent on o…

Started by ChocoFiles in Tasting Notes

19 Nov 6, 2009
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Criollo fermentation

Hi all, I've seen information from a lot of sources stating that criollo only needs 2-3 days for fermentation, whereas other varieties need…

Started by Byron Prior in Tech Help

0 Nov 6, 2009

Barry Callebaut to acquire Spanish chocolate maker Chocovic Who's next?

Started by Masur in News

0 Nov 5, 2009

Tips for pairing chocolate and whisky?

hi Cacao lovers, I'm preparing a first whiskey / chocolate pairing and would love to hear your tips/expertise and advice I have mainly Eur…

Started by Evert-Jan De Kort ( in Tasting Notes

4 Nov 3, 2009
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Chocolate Show - New York 2009

The 12th annual Chocolate show just ended yesterday at the Metropolitan Pavilion. If you did not get a chance to go, take a look at the pic…

Started by Roxanne Browning in News

0 Nov 2, 2009


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