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Cacao beans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Nov 25, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi everyone. I,m new to this forum. Next year I intend to start making chocolate from the bean.There doesn't seem to be anywhere I can buy beans in bulk in Australia. I have been looking at Vanuatu…Continue

 

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Tom replied to Ross Stewart Taylor's discussion Cacao beans
"I look forward to another bean to bar chocolate in the Australian market. Just be aware that the greatest issue with making chocolate on a small scale in Australia is the sourcing of small packets of good quality beans. And if you do find a good…"
Nov 25, 2013
Ross Stewart Taylor replied to Ross Stewart Taylor's discussion Cacao beans
"Hi Tom, I am out west of Brissie,so growing my own beans isn't a proposition. I intend setting up my own chocolate business so the product will be sold not all eaten by me. Although my wife loves chocolate,so she will make a very good test…"
Nov 25, 2013
Tom replied to Ross Stewart Taylor's discussion Cacao beans
"Also check the chocolate down under group for discussion on bean to bar chocolate makers in Australia. It is always fun to benchmark your chocolate against others, there are 16 or so commercial operations now, mostly doing dark chocolates."
Nov 25, 2013
Tom replied to Ross Stewart Taylor's discussion Cacao beans
"Hi Ross, where in QLD a you? You could grow the cacao yourself if you are around Innesfail or above. There is also Loving Earth sells beans but again none of us have tried them for chocolate making. I have used Nui in the past for vanuatu beans,…"
Nov 25, 2013
Gap replied to Ross Stewart Taylor's discussion Cacao beans
"I have only seen them on the Net, but you could ty these guys http://spencercocoa.com.au/bulk-beans/ "
Nov 25, 2013
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Cacao beans

Hi everyone. I,m new to this forum. Next year I intend to start making chocolate from the bean.There doesn't seem to be anywhere I can buy beans in bulk in Australia. I have been looking at Vanuatu for growers  but have no idea where to start. Does anyone have any contacts as a starting point?CheersRossSee More
Nov 24, 2013
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Nov 10, 2013

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Being a diabetic,I don't eat a lot of chocolate. My best experience was watching my mother eat a little bit of chocolate each evening in the nursing home before she passed away.
My favorite chocolate is:
Chilli chocolate

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