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Raul A. Lacayo
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  • Nicaragua
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Raul A. Lacayo replied to michael gadaleta's discussion Sourcing Fair Trade Cocoa Beans in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Erik, We have two varieties: Criollo and Trinitario, both fermented and naturally dried under the shade. Humidity is 6.4% and fermentation is 81.33% and we have enough to supply 3-5 English tons per year.  Please feel free to reach out to…"
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"Raul, I saw your post about your Nicaraguan beans.  I'm starting a bean-to-bar and I'm interested in getting some smaller sized direct-trade beans.  Can you provide me with some information?"
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Raul A. Lacayo replied to michael gadaleta's discussion Sourcing Fair Trade Cocoa Beans in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Michael, We are a small company producing in a region in Nicaragua historically well known for the quality its cacao. Our quality has been recognized by major local exporters (large European firms) because of our fermentation and drying…"
Jun 8
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This group is for ChocolateLife members making, or who are interested in making, chocolate from the bean."Home Brew" means you haven't gone out and spent millions-you're mixing and matching (and making) what it takes to make it work.See More
Jun 8
Raul A. Lacayo commented on Raul A. Lacayo's blog post In the Middle of the Western World
"Lake Cocibolca in Nicaragua"
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In the Middle of the Western World

A volcano by the Lake receives an eastern breeze, creating a special micro climate.  In there, an endogenous breed of cacao has grown since ancient times. See More
Jul 31, 2012
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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Trying chocolate made out of my own cacao-
My favorite chocolate is:
Dagoba

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In the Middle of the Western World

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:10am 2 Comments

A volcano by the Lake receives an eastern breeze, creating a special micro climate.  In there, an endogenous breed of cacao has grown since ancient times. 

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At 10:56am on June 25, 2014, Preston Stewart said…

Raul,
I saw your post about your Nicaraguan beans.  I'm starting a bean-to-bar and I'm interested in getting some smaller sized direct-trade beans.  Can you provide me with some information?

 
 
 

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