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Slow-food

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney Nikkels Feb 21, 2011. 7 Replies

Are brands like Fine&Raw, Bonnat, Amedei, Duffy's and Original Beans considered as 'Slow-food'?

 

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Pimm van der Donk and Tobias de Wolff are now friends
Jan 8
Pimm van der Donk and Jessica Conrad are now friends
Aug 14, 2013
Pimm van der Donk posted a status
"We are looking for a very good quality chocolate bar with fillings like: orange, ginger, red fruits, whole nuts...etc Has anyone an idea?"
Jul 18, 2011
Vera Hofman liked Pimm van der Donk's blog post Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72% won the Golden Bean!
May 18, 2011
Vera Hofman commented on Pimm van der Donk's blog post Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72% won the Golden Bean!
"Thanks for this news Pimm! Could you please put two bars of each aside for me? I will visit A'dam soon! Chocolove, Vera"
May 18, 2011
Pimm van der Donk posted a blog post

Duffy's 'Panama Tierra Oscura'

Some days ago we got two new chocolate bars from Duffy's:The ‘Nicaragua Nicaliso’ 71% – made of the Xoco Criollo and the ‘Panama Tierra Oscura’ 72%, which became our favourite! The beans are from the beautiful Colón island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. What we liked most of this dark chocolate was the unexpected spicy flavour. Well done Duffy!See More
May 17, 2011
Joseph Davies commented on Pimm van der Donk's blog post Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72% won the Golden Bean!
"Congratulation to Duffy. Great chocolate indeed!  "
May 6, 2011
Pimm van der Donk and Tom Bauweraerts are now friends
Apr 20, 2011
Pimm van der Donk posted a blog post

Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72% won the Golden Bean!

Exciting news today: one of my favourite chocolate bars, the Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72%, won the 'Golden Bean', the chocolate 'Oscar' from the Academy of Chocolate in London!And not only that, Duffy Sheardown also won the 'Best Newcomer Award'. So, again Duffy, CONGRATULATIONS!!Marcel and I are very proud as well as we were the first Chocolatiers in the Netherlands having Duffy's in our shop in Amsterdam.See More
Apr 20, 2011
Pimm van der Donk posted a blog post

Text of interview we had (in French).

''Le chocolat est devenu un produit trop banal'', selon Philipp Kauffman, fondateur de Original Beans. La hausse du prix du cacao, causé par la crise politique en Côte d’Ivoire, relancera-t-elle le débat sur le commerce du cacao pour un changement du système?Le meilleur du chocolatLes spécialistes du chocolat Pimm et Marcel van der Donk tiennent une chocolaterie de luxe dans un quartier chic d’Amsterdam. Cette petite boutique propose le meilleur du chocolat aux fins gourmets qui veulent…See More
Feb 23, 2011
Rodney Nikkels replied to Pimm van der Donk's discussion Slow-food
"Dear Seneca,  You're totally right. All that can be done to reduce environmental impact should be done, and all that can be done to locally add value, the same (principles of slow food?). In coffee we have seen a recent growth of the…"
Feb 21, 2011
Rodney Nikkels replied to Pimm van der Donk's discussion Slow-food
"Dear Clay,  Thanks for the feedback! To my knowledge (but perhaps it's too limited) not all cacao's do equally well in full sun systems, especially the criollo's require quite some shade (their natural habitat). In shaded systems…"
Feb 21, 2011
Seneca Klassen replied to Pimm van der Donk's discussion Slow-food
"I think it does bear considering that the first thing chocolate makers do with the commodity they just shipped is discard about 30% of its mass after roasting and winnowing. Certainly not the most efficient use of a pretty long supply chain…"
Feb 21, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Pimm van der Donk's discussion Slow-food
"Rodney: To be clear, it's not the type of beans that are being grown it's the system of agriculture that is employed. It's possible to grow any type of bean in a "modern" (i.e., high density, no shade, intensive agricultural…"
Feb 20, 2011
Rodney Nikkels replied to Pimm van der Donk's discussion Slow-food
"Dear Seneca Just a quick comment regarding the carbon footprint from fine chocolate. The carbon emission from transport is relatively limited, compared to the emissions from production stage (farms) and the chocolate manufacturing stage, therefore I…"
Feb 20, 2011
Seneca Klassen replied to Pimm van der Donk's discussion Slow-food
"To the extent that the slow food ethic embraces local foods, chocolate manufactured at or near the site of cacao production seems to fit well. There are an ever-increasing number of such efforts in such diverse locations as Madagascar, Ecuador,…"
Feb 20, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
When our first home-made chocolate was made for our Chocolaterie in Amsterdam
My favorite chocolate is:
Fine & Raw, Bonnat and Donna Elvira ............. have to add Duffy's to the list!!

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Duffy's 'Panama Tierra Oscura'

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Some days ago we got two new chocolate bars from Duffy's:
The ‘Nicaragua Nicaliso’ 71% – made of the Xoco Criollo and the ‘Panama Tierra Oscura’ 72%, which became our favourite! The beans are from the beautiful Colón island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. What we liked most of this dark chocolate was the unexpected spicy flavour. Well done Duffy!

Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72% won the Golden Bean!

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 3:36pm 1 Comment

Exciting news today: one of my favourite chocolate bars, the Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72%, won the 'Golden Bean', the chocolate '

Oscar' from the Academy of Chocolate in London!

And not only that, Duffy Sheardown also won the 'Best Newcomer Award'. So, again Duffy, CONGRATULATIONS!!

Marcel and I are very proud as well as we were the first Chocolatiers in the Netherlands having Duffy's in our shop in Amsterdam.

Text of interview we had (in French).

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

''Le chocolat est devenu un produit trop banal'', selon Philipp Kauffman, fondateur de Original Beans. La hausse du prix du cacao, causé par la crise politique en Côte d’Ivoire, relancera-t-elle le débat sur le commerce du cacao pour un changement du système?
Le meilleur du chocolat
Les spécialistes du chocolat Pimm et Marcel van der Donk tiennent une chocolaterie de luxe dans un quartier chic d’Amsterdam. Cette petite boutique propose le meilleur du chocolat aux fins…
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Duffy's Chocolate in Amsterdam

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 4:51am 0 Comments

As first and only Chocolaterie in the Netherlands, we yesterday received Duffy’s Chocolate, the second, artisan ‘bean-to-bar’ company in the UK, in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

All bars are ’single origin’, so all from one harvest, one certain area in a certain country and therefore all of them with a certain tast profile Each batch of beans is conched between 40-70 hours.

The bars we have in our …

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At 12:55pm on January 26, 2011, giovanni said…
It is an honor to read "Donna Elvira" among your favorite chocolate.....
 
 
 

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