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Peter Kring replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Hi Juan Pablo,  Sarah, I can definitely recommend Finca la Amistad.  It is in a wonderful rural area of Costa Rica.  The farm is well run and the cacao produced is first quality.  Peter "
May 20, 2013
Peter Kring replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"October is the main cacao harvest time in Costa Rica. It is NOT the wettest time in the cacao growing areas. It is wet in October in areas that have the longest dry seasons and thus not that great for growing cacao. The weather should be good all…"
May 18, 2013
Peter Kring's event was featured

Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival at Puerto Viejo, Talamanca Costa Rica

October 26, 2012 at 6pm to October 28, 2012 at 7pm
We are hosting A Costa Rican chocolate festival held in a region that has been producing commercial cacao since 1650.The festival will take place during the principal harvest season and allow for ample opportunity to visit farms to see fermenting, drying, etc. as well as the different artesenal producers of this area at work on their creations.See More
Oct 2, 2012
Peter Kring posted an event

Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival at Puerto Viejo, Talamanca Costa Rica

October 26, 2012 at 6pm to October 28, 2012 at 7pm
We are hosting A Costa Rican chocolate festival held in a region that has been producing commercial cacao since 1650.The festival will take place during the principal harvest season and allow for ample opportunity to visit farms to see fermenting, drying, etc. as well as the different artesenal producers of this area at work on their creations.See More
Sep 25, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Lisa N's discussion Recommendations for travel to a cocoa farm
"There is going to be a chocolate festival on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast that falls during the harvest season. The festival begins on October 26 and runs through the 28th. During this festival there will be plenty of opportunities to visit…"
Sep 21, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"There exists a raw food movement that believes that cooking food kills enzymes that are necessary to protect our digestive systems, etc. Combine this outlook with the belief that the less processed our chocolate is the healthier it is for us.…"
Apr 22, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Dan Bieser's discussion Fermented cacao beans wanted
"Hi Dan You might contact Juan Pablo Buchert in costa Rica   juan@chocolate-nahua.com There is also a cooperative that ships cacao from the Southern Caribbean of CR called APPTA You can research commodity prices on-line.  Prices in-country…"
Apr 22, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Lisa N's discussion Recommendations for travel to a cocoa farm
"Hi Steven, I only know the Zarcero area from passing through but I have worked in the Quepos area. While the Central Pacific of CR seems to be trending to heavier rainfall Limon could be trending to drier weather. We have been recording rainfall…"
Feb 21, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Lisa N's discussion Recommendations for travel to a cocoa farm
"Within the area of Costa Rica where most cacao is grown (the province of Limon) the driest month of the year, statistically, is September.  There are two "dry" seasons which are centered on September and March and the wetter seasons…"
Feb 20, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Lisa N's discussion Recommendations for travel to a cocoa farm
"Hi Steven, Actually there is much to harvest and dry September through early December: cacao, durian, mangosteen, rambutan, pulusan, columbian sapote, duku, langsat, santol, various garcinias, cupuasu and pataste among others! Oh yes, and…"
Feb 20, 2012
Peter Kring is now a member of The Chocolate Life
Dec 26, 2011

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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making hot chocolate from cacao beans
My favorite chocolate is:
The chocolate we make

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