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Langdon Stevenson
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Langdon Stevenson replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Is there such a thing as GREAT Fair Trade chocolate?
"Frank,   Your lack of sympathy for, and understanding of poor cash crop farmers (and what motivates them) seems as limited as your lack of understanding of what Fair Trade is and why it exists, (and what can be achieved with "bulk"…"
Dec 29, 2010
Langdon Stevenson replied to ChocoFiles's discussion Cocoa butter and cocoa solids
""I wasn't arguing the amount or intensity of the flavor of a cocoa butter, just that cocoa butter has flavor."Forgive me for misunderstanding, Clay, because I thought that was precisely what you meant when you said here that "If…"
Dec 22, 2010
Langdon Stevenson replied to ChocoFiles's discussion Cocoa butter and cocoa solids
""I was pointing out that cocoa butter does have flavor."Even so, Clay, x amount of cocoa butter has much less flavour than the same amount of cocoa liquor. So it's fair to say, as Lowe did, that extra cocoa butter weakens the flavour.…"
Dec 22, 2010
Langdon Stevenson replied to ChocoFiles's discussion Cocoa butter and cocoa solids
"Glad you found my reply useful. I call the part of the cacao nib that isn't fat "non-fat cocoa solids", or NFCS for short."
Dec 22, 2010
Langdon Stevenson replied to Foodie Doodie's discussion Dark Chocolate and migraines, some thoughts
"Lowe asked: "my current understanding is that there is some debate about whether or not cacao seeds actually even contain caffeine. Can you confirm that cacao seeds really do contain caffeine?"Lowe, according to data collected by Minifie…"
Dec 21, 2010
Langdon Stevenson replied to ChocoFiles's discussion Cocoa butter and cocoa solids
"Lowe, in the linked thread about migraines, Clay said that "Cocoa butter has more than fat in it in the same way that butter has more than fat in it".This is incorrect. Minifie, Beckett, and the USFDA all agree that the term "cocoa…"
Dec 21, 2010
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Nov 18, 2009
Langdon Stevenson and Donald Deosaran are now friends
Nov 6, 2009

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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Seeing cocoa heap fermentation in a remote plantation in Vanuatu
My favorite chocolate is:
Michel Cluizel - Maralumi

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At 4:13pm on March 14, 2009, Marabel Farms said…
Hello Langdon,
Sorry for the late response, I was in the Dominican Republic and just got back yesterday. As far as pests, I personally don't have that problem with our farms or other farms that we work with. There are a few factors that help us:
1) Weather, no extreme changes in temprature
2) Not planting trees on an even land, instead we plant them on a hillside.
3) Plant other trees to act as shades.
4) Keep the ground very clean

At 12:56pm on February 20, 2009, kwasi sefa said…
Dear Mr stevenson
thanks a lot for your reply yes i will l want someone or a company to start a business in y Ghana, or assistance from someone who knows cocoa processing to start a business in Ghana? we would like to produce cocoa powder and cocoa liquer and any related cocoA PRODUCT. i believe you know Ghana is a major cocoa producing country. i will be glad if you can help us to get the right investors. also we are not to defraud any body since many e mails eminate from africa with fraudlent intentions.we will be glad for you to give us as much advice as you could to help us to achieve our aim. please revert with more quieries
At 6:56pm on January 6, 2009, Christine Doerr said…
Thanks! But all the photographical styling credit goes to "Lisa Whalen Photographer"
At 3:30am on December 17, 2008, Donald Tyler said…
Here's a shot preview before I get more into depth in a later email...

I'm using the latest Mac version of QB (I've read the PC version is much better but don't feel like installing VM-ware to run windows) and it feels under-developed and poorly executed. For most of the tasks QB requires me to take a non-intuitive approach to manage them. For example there should only be one method to add expenses: Add and expense assign it to an account - done till reconciled. QB currently makes me add cash or check payments in one section and credit cards in another, To me that's inefficient for me time wise and it's inefficient programming on QB's part. i have a vague object model in my head and see 2 classes preforming the same function. Granted my O.O. is rusty but hopefully you get the picture.
At 10:53pm on October 14, 2008, Langdon Stevenson said…
:-) It's a small (chocolate) world ...

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