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Yabisi Kakaw : Rebooting Puerto Rico's cacao heritage. | Kickstarter Campaign | FINAL DAYS!

Started this discussion. Last reply by José Crespo Jul 15. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, For quite some time now,  I’ve been in love and fascinated with theobroma cacao, the plant. Whose seed was once used as currency in pre-columbian civilizations in South America  I…Continue

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Hello from Puerto Rico

Started this discussion. Last reply by José Crespo May 21. 2 Replies

Hello,I'm from Puerto Rico and started with the Theobroma Cacao fascination some time last year when I was recovering from an sports injury. In our family farm, there is an adult cacao tree that was…Continue

Tags: theobroma, rico, puerto, cacao

 

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"I see. Because they're growing like they're almost in the dark. Very long stem."
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"Luis, ¡Saludos! ¡Me encantaría tener la oportunidad de conocerlo! ¡Gracias! ¡Acá a tus órdenes! José"
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Coffee and Chocolate Expo | Puerto Rico at Puerto Rico Convention Center

September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014
El Coffee & Chocolate Expo es la exhibición más grande de la industria del café y chocolate en el Caribe..En sus primeras tres ediciones contó con la participación de sobre 55,000 personas, 75 marcas de café, +250 exhibidores, +90,000 tazas de café servidas, sobre $400,000 en ventas directas y +1,000 personas disfrutaron de conferencias, talleres y seminarios. See More
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"Hola Jose. Hace 2 a-os atra yo abri una tienda en Milwaukee WI d chocolate (chocobella in bay view)  cuando mi abuelo se entero me envio unas bainas d cacao d unos arboles q tiene en su patio d su casa en Bayamon PR. yo quede…"
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My favorite chocolate is:
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Yabisi Kakaw : Rebooting Puerto Rico's cacao heritage. | Kickstarter Campaign | FINAL DAYS!

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 8:16am 0 Comments

Hello everyone,

 

For quite some time now,  I’ve been in love and fascinated with theobroma cacao, the plant. Whose seed was once used as currency in pre-columbian civilizations in South America  I live in Puerto Rico, one of the places the Spanish conquistadors brought seeds and and started commercial production in the 17th century. Historical records show that along with ginger, cacao was the main agricultural crop at that…

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At 8:43pm on May 13, 2014, Clay Gordon said…

Okay, José - I obviously don't know about BitCoin at this level. I will go take a look at Coinbase more closely and see if it makes sense as an alternative or a replacement for PayPal.

At 8:30pm on May 13, 2014, Clay Gordon said…

Right - so the integration effort and cost of implementing the payment gateway may not be worth the returns.

At 8:21pm on May 13, 2014, Clay Gordon said…

What percentage of members of TheChocolateLife, do you think, use BitCoin?

At 8:01pm on May 13, 2014, Clay Gordon said…

José -

Interesting concept about accepting BitCoins, but at this point, with all of the problems with the exchanges (e.g., Mt Gox), it's not a risk I need to take on. Same with Doge Coins. Several millions were stolen from an exchange in the last week or so. And that's just the fraud risk. The value of BitCoin has fluctuated wildly over the past year. I have enough headache dealing with the exchange rate between the USD and the Pound and Euro as it is. 

I agree that alternative payment methods make sense, but I am at a loss to find one that does not involve the risks that the crypto-currencies seem to reflect.

At 12:16am on May 12, 2014, Arcelia Gallardo said…

Hola Jose, estos arboles estan en Puerto Rico? En unos meses yo viajo a Mayaguez para coordinar plantacion de cacao. Me gustaria conocerte.

 
 
 

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