"Hi Gifford, Thanks for your message! Unfortunately I couldn't make it to the conference. It would have been great to meet you. Hopefully an other time? Now I understand "Hello Giff" on the wrapping of the Soma La Dalia bar ;-) This…"
"Hello Vera Hofman,
I am curious to know what you think of the Soma Nicaragua La Dalia bar, and the Duffy Chuno and Rugoso bars? I saw that you had posted a picture of the Soma. I am here in Amsterdam for the ICCO conference and have seen your name,…"
We have beans and nibs available. It would be good to get you a sample, but sometimes that costs way too much from Nicaragua ($180 for a kilo or two). When I have someone I trust heading back to the States, I will try to send a sample…"
My small company, Cacao Bisiesto (Leap Year Cacao) processes fine flavor Nicaraguan cocoa. We have worked with several bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the US and Europe and can handle anything from a sack to 10 tons of cocoa. If you…"
I have both beans and nibs. I live in Matagalpa, Nicaragua (our cocoa is entirely Nicaraguan) and can ship either LCL or air freight if you would like. We can do anything from one sack to one ton. www.cacaobisiesto.com
"If you wanted to change your destination (slightly), there are options here in Nicaragua for this kind of thing. Matagalpa (they call it the North, but it more like the center of the country) has a lot of cocoa production and some interesting things…"
I run a small cacao sourcing company here in Nicaragua, and we have been happy to host several visits over the past few months here. We have also been sending cacao air freight to the States and Europe in small lots (180-500 kilos).…"
"You are correct, that hole is where the germ had perforated the testa (skin) when it germinated. And generally speaking, this is bad. When you have germinated beans in a fermentation, they are almost always the first ones to get moldy (makes sense,…"
Hi Gifford, Thanks for your message! Unfortunately I couldn't make it to the conference. It would have been great to meet you. Hopefully an other time? Now I understand "Hello Giff" on the wrapping of the Soma La Dalia bar ;-) This bar is excellent! Very nice flavors. I also liked the Nicaragua of French Broad (also your beans?) and Tibor Szántó. The Nicaraguan of Duffy and Friis-Holm are also good, but personally I prefer the style of Soma and French Broad more. Chocolove, Vera