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West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Dec 17, 2011. 5 Replies

Is there a legitimate role for the mild West African cocoas in the Gourmet Chocolate industry?Continue

 

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Sebastian replied to Alan's discussion West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate
"Scarcity and uniqueness can also drive premiums.  There are plenty of absolutely wonderful fine flavor cocoas out there that have amazing flavor profiles that people would (and do) pay premiums for.  One of the Asian submissions this year…"
Dec 17, 2011
Alan replied to Alan's discussion West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate
"Thank you so much for this. I don't think there is a danger of mainstream mild WA cocoas being lost to flavour. Take out Cameroon and the minor producers and we have basically CI, Ghana and Nigeria and 60% of world production. If that became…"
Dec 17, 2011
Sebastian replied to Alan's discussion West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate
"In this years Cocoa of Excellence competition in Paris, 10 of the 50 cocoa's that were judged were from W. Africa.  Now, many, many more were submitted, but only 50 get entered.  Most of them were trying to deliver something other…"
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Alan replied to Alan's discussion West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate
"Thanks. Can you expand on that?"
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Sebastian replied to Alan's discussion West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate
"Yes."
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West African cocoa and Gourmet chocolate

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