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"I currently have Sanchez and Ecuador beans that are lightly fermented and sun dried.  However, as Clay stated, they can get above the 140 in some cases.  If you are interested, let me know. "
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Bean to Bar Chocolatiers Passion and Care

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 4:50pm 1 Comment

In the past few months I have visited with a few bean to bar chocolate makers and one thing that impresses me is the care and dedication shown throughout the entire process.

Last week, I was visiting with Art Pollard of Amano Chocolates and I could not believe the personal touch he added to every step of the chocolate making process. I was with him while he roasted beans, winnowed them, added them in the melangeur and was refining them also. Each step of the way was so exacting. The… Continue

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At 7:58pm on April 15, 2011, Jim said…


I think we have an very high quality cocoa bean operation. Brad seems to approve of our processes and has spoken well of products. We were awarded "Cocoa Beans of Excellence" at the 2010 Salon du Chocolate in Paris and have already been shortlisted for the 2011 event.


If you can flesh out your interest in Brazilian beans I will try to fill in your requests.


Best regards

Jim Lucas

At 6:28pm on April 19, 2010, Sirius Chocolate said…

I just read your discussion with Sacred Steve on the "Cocoa beans at great prices" forum. I am extremely interested in wild and rare Criollo varieties, particularly from the Tabasco region of Mexico (and around Costa Rica, Peru, and Bolivia).

At 8:23pm on September 28, 2009, Gordon Terpening said…
I would like to get the rest of my order as soon as possible.
Give me a call 520-227-8556
or email me
Gordon Terpening
Bisbee, AZ
At 12:31pm on August 28, 2009, Kevin said…
Hi Eric,

I just found out from Clay you will be selling cocoa bean direct. Do you have a web site or a list of the beans you have available. Thanks.


Kevin Miodonski
At 11:51pm on May 3, 2009, Tom said…
Hi Eric, I would like to get some of the Venezeulan Carenero beans you have sent to me in Australia. I usually get sent beans in 12lb flat rate boxes from the USA, any chance of getting 12lbs of beans to make the most of the shipping. Anyway how should we go about getting this organised?
At 4:03pm on March 10, 2009, Paul Mosca said…
Hi Eric!
At 8:32am on February 8, 2009, Kevin said…
Hi Eric,

I would like to know if it would be possible to get smaller quantities of an assortment of beans so I can better get to know the flavors. Four pounds of 8-10 varieties would be a great way for me to better understand the beans and flavors. Thanks.

At 10:08pm on August 22, 2008, Brady said…
This is the second link I tried to add for you:
At 10:07pm on August 22, 2008, Brady said…
Eric- I visited Pam and Bob Coopers "Original Hawaiin Chocolate Factory" in Kona. They were not selling beans or pods at that time. I think your best bet would be the Kauai Cacao Coop:

In case you are not familar with Chocolate Alchemy, this is another site to purchase beans (other than Hawaiin):

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