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Camille Harripersad
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  • Maracas Valley
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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Steven J left a comment for Camille Harripersad
"Thanks Camille. I am reading Clays book now but will order that one shortly. "
Dec 22, 2012
Camille Harripersad left a comment for Steven J
"Steven, apart from the chocolate alchemy web site, which I did indeed learn everything that I needed to know about chocolate making, there is one book that stood out above all the other books that I bought, which explained a lot of the science…"
Dec 21, 2012
Camille Harripersad commented on Clay Gordon's group HomeBrew Chocolate
"Hello, Does anyone have any interesting recipes or spices added to chocolate when making either dark or milk chocolate? What else, besides vanilla, do you add when making chocolate? Cardamom?  Chilies? Allspice? Are there any spices that are…"
May 27, 2011
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HomeBrew Chocolate

This group is for ChocolateLife members making, or who are interested in making, chocolate from the bean."Home Brew" means you haven't gone out and spent millions-you're mixing and matching (and making) what it takes to make it work.See More
May 27, 2011
Bent ahm commented on Camille Harripersad's blog post The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???
"HI, you might want a better grinder/refiner. take at look at this youtube link and if you are interested, send me an email at ventasrpd@imsacafe.com http://www.youtube.com/user/enriquefen"
Apr 7, 2010
Camille Harripersad commented on Camille Harripersad's blog post The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???
"Thanks. I have found a wealth of information on-line. When I get the proper equipment, I'll play around with it and see what I come up with. I have over 100 lbs of dried Trinitario and Criollo beans (judging from the pods) to work with. I will…"
Mar 8, 2010
Mark J Sciscenti commented on Camille Harripersad's blog post The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???
"Hi Camille, contact Mott over at Grenada Chocolate on the island of Grenada (right next door to you). He is a wonderful man, full of information who has been making chocolate for years now on Grenada. I've found him to be friendly and willing…"
Mar 7, 2010
Camille Harripersad commented on Camille Harripersad's blog post The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???
"Yes indeed. I have checked out the chocolate alchemist and I think I will invest in a drum roaster and a mill. Initially."
Feb 28, 2010
Tom commented on Camille Harripersad's blog post The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???
"I use a conventional gas oven to roast, a winnower I made from an exhaust fan and PVC pipes which is posted on this site and grind in a modified Spectra 10 grinder that I bought from chocolatealchemy.com I typically make 1-3kg batches of chocolate…"
Feb 27, 2010
Camille Harripersad posted a blog post

The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???

Two days ago, I attempted to make chocolate from home grown beans. I live in the tropics - Trinidad - where some of the world's best cocoa beans allegedly come from and have quite a bit of cacao trees on the land left from a time that Cadbury owned the entire area. My husband and I decided that it was time to rehabilitate the existing trees and replant new ones and we ended up with quite a bit of cocoa pods. the seeds were picked, fermented and sun-dried in our good, HOT and dry weather that we…See More
Feb 26, 2010
Camille Harripersad is now a member of The Chocolate Life
Feb 25, 2010

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
This is it: trying to produce my own chocolate from my own trees.
My favorite chocolate is:
Don't have a favourite

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The Making of Chocolate - Cacao beans to???

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 11:30am 5 Comments

Two days ago, I attempted to make chocolate from home grown beans.

I live in the tropics - Trinidad - where some of the world's best cocoa beans allegedly come from and have quite a bit of cacao trees on the land left from a time that Cadbury owned the entire area. My husband and I decided that it was time to rehabilitate the existing trees and replant new ones and we ended up with quite a bit of cocoa pods. the seeds were picked, fermented and sun-dried in our good, HOT and dry weather… Continue

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At 5:09pm on December 22, 2012, Steven J said…

Thanks Camille. I am reading Clays book now but will order that one shortly.

 
 
 

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