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Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve Mar 11, 2013. 12 Replies

The first two weeks of April I will be in Quepos (mid Pacific coast) Costa Rica and hope to visit a cacao fermentation operation. There appear to be many tourist demonstrations but I am seeking a…Continue

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steve replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"                         OUR PROGRAMS:                          chocolatier      chocolate making                  quality…"
Mar 11, 2013
Frank Shinneman replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Steve, Thanks for your comment. I'm in the learning phase of bean-bar with hopes of getting my hands chocolaty in the near future.  Fermentation seems to be one of the most uncontrolled process and so am trying to get first hand knowledge…"
Mar 11, 2013
steve replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"hello , I live in perez zeledon , I just bought a panning machine ,can I be of any help ,I am interested in fermemtation , as well , steve"
Mar 11, 2013
Frank Shinneman replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Thank you Juan Pablo, Sorry to see you are so far from our location, however, I'll save the location for our next visit to Costa Rica.  It appears that La Iguana is the closest to our location. Thank you for your response."
Mar 5, 2013
Frank Shinneman replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Thank you Daniela.   We fly into San Jose then drive to Dominical for a two week stay.  On the way back we plan to see the volcanos at Bajos de Toro Amarillo, Sarchi for a day or two.  During the trip I would very much like…"
Mar 1, 2013
Daniela Vasquez replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Hmm in the western Costa Rica I'm not sure. I suggest you look at the northern plains. We have our cacao farm there. (http://www.chocolate-nahua.com or FB: Chocolate Nahua ) Let me know if I can help you with anything :)"
Mar 1, 2013
Frank Shinneman replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Thanks Renee, Very helpful detail ! I was in Puerto Viejo 2 years ago but before my interest in the chocolate life. It was a good 3 hours from San Jose due to the banana truck traffic over the mountains. Iguana appears to be only a couple hour…"
Feb 20, 2013
Renee Shuman replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Frank, consider visiting La Iguana Chocolate in Mastatal, Costa Rica. It is a 4 hour bus ride from Quepos. Also, if possible, you should try and get to Puerto Viejo on the East Coast to visit Carribeans. The owner, Paul, will be more than happy to…"
Feb 20, 2013
Sebastian replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"CATIE's the costa rican cocoa research institute.  a web search will tell you everything you need to know"
Feb 19, 2013
Frank Shinneman replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"Thanks Sebastian.  Any URL, email or company name info would be great."
Feb 19, 2013
Sebastian replied to Frank Shinneman's discussion Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?
"CATIE in cartago should be able to help you out.  You'll likely have to do some level of driving to find it (it's unlikely they'll bring the fermentation to you)."
Feb 19, 2013
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Where can fermentation be seen in Western Costa Rica?

The first two weeks of April I will be in Quepos (mid Pacific coast) Costa Rica and hope to visit a cacao fermentation operation. There appear to be many tourist demonstrations but I am seeking a more technical, "hands-on" exposure to commercial fermentation. Any introductions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
Feb 19, 2013
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