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Frank Homann is now friends with Delcour Thomas and Sabastion
May 27, 2013
Frank Homann replied to Teresa Ulrich's discussion Pre-washing cocoa beans before drying in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Hi Teresa, In our experience, it doesn't make much sense to wash the beans, although it may have worked in Vietnam. Actually, washing the beans pre-fermentation may mess with the pulp that is essential for the fermentation (it is actually the…"
May 27, 2013
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Apr 9, 2013
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Apr 4, 2011
Frank Homann is now friends with ChocoFiles, Brady and Hector Velásquez
Mar 18, 2011
Frank Homann and Benoît are now friends
Mar 12, 2011
Frank Homann commented on Clay Gordon's group The Science of Chocolate
"Jim, Very sorry if I offended your emotions around Brazilian cocoa. I am sure that the beans from your farm are indeed excellent. I know a couple of excellent chocolates that have been made with specific Brazilian beans. I (yes, humbly, sort of)…"
Nov 13, 2010
Frank Homann replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Is there such a thing as GREAT Fair Trade chocolate?
"Clay, Agreed. Being a business man, I think the whole issue is around supplier power vs. buyer power. I think the big chocolate manufacturers can get away with paying too low prices for cocoa because suppliers are disperse and relatively…"
Nov 13, 2010
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Nov 13, 2010
Frank Homann and Anthony Lange are now friends
Nov 12, 2010
Frank Homann replied to John Hepler's discussion Fermentation and old varieties in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Hi John and J Sandy, Great blog, and I am totally aligned with your quest to promote "heirloom" cacao from Nicaragua. Just to add a few facts that we in my company, Xoco (www.xocogourmet.com), have laerned over the past years: Today most…"
Nov 12, 2010
Frank Homann commented on Clay Gordon's group The Science of Chocolate
"To John and Xinhong regarding differences between bean types/tree varieties and regional or farm origin labelling: This question is at the center of a lot of confusion among chocolate makers and consumers alike. In my company, Xoco…"
Nov 12, 2010
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The Science of Chocolate

Are you interested in all the nitty gritty details of cacao and chocolate - genetics, geopolitics, agronomy, taxonomy, and the like? Then this is the group to join to take a deep dive into chocolate.
Nov 12, 2010
Frank Homann replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Is there such a thing as GREAT Fair Trade chocolate?
"There probably aren´t. The logic is this: If you have fine cocoa beans, which you need to make great chocolate, you get a premium from that. You don´t need fair trade premiums that are often quite moderate. Fair trade is sought by cocoa…"
Nov 12, 2010
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Nov 12, 2010

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Tasting Red Indian beans freshly grinded
My favorite chocolate is:
Duffy´s Honduras Red Indian Bean Bar

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