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  • Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Organic Craft Chocolate seeks Investment Capital

Started Oct 1, 2013 0 Replies

Samaritan Xocolata is seeking JV partner or investor for organic, craft chocolateria & chocolate salon in growing community near tourist attraction in Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica.This cottage…Continue

 

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Ben Rasmussen replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"I've usually just bought them on Amazon, but some tool and woodworking shops carry them, too. If I remember correctly, you'll want the 5/8" version for the Santha 40."
Jun 25
Preston Stewart replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Ben, I've got a Santha 40 as well and I'm curious about the PowerTwist belt you mentioned above.  Can you tell me more about it and where to get them?"
Jun 25
Ben Rasmussen replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Actually, come to think of it, you shouldn't need to disassemble anything to replace the belt with a standard belt either. There's a gap between the outer shell and the bowl. You'd probably just put the belt around the bowl and then…"
May 30
Ben Rasmussen replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Tao, I have a Santha 40, which I think is of the same design as the 20, only bigger. If you get one of the PowerTwist fiberglass link belts, you won't need to disassemble anything to replace the belt. When the original belt snapped on my 40…"
May 30
Tao Watts added a discussion to the group Home Brew Chocolate
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Fixing the Santha 20

 Can someone please walk me through, step by step, disassembling the Santha 20.  Ever since the first use, it has had an UNBEARABLE high pitched squeal when in use.  I have received info from Kumar, and he suggested re-calibrating the motor speed in the box, which we had tried several times.  This did not really help.  I am thinking that perhaps I need to check the belt?  We replaced the belts on the Santha 11, but the tank is easily removed, and the housing is easy enough to take off and put…See More
May 28
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Home Brew Chocolate

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
May 28
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Apr 11
Tao Watts and Daniela Vasquez are now friends
Apr 2
Tao Watts replied to Sirius Chocolate's discussion Santha Melangeurs
"Thanks for the responses...I am too far away, and the logistics too difficult and expensive to try to send the machine back and replace it.  I have tried the calibration reset recommended by Kumar, and it seemed to help for about a 1/2…"
Mar 10
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Feb 28
Tao Watts replied to Sirius Chocolate's discussion Santha Melangeurs
"Hola, I just got my Santha Spectra 20...and it squeals...high pitched, unbearable, screeching...kinda like living inside a forest of chicaras (if you live in CR, you know what I mean).  Is it the belt?  Is it something else?  Any…"
Feb 28
Tao Watts commented on Jesse Blenn's blog post Growing and Marketing "new" cacao species?
"I would like to talk to you.  I use only organic beans from the Southern Zone, and would pay $2/k if you have a fine quality, properly fermented bean.  Please contact me.  Perhaps we can meet?  Where are you located?  I am…"
Feb 28
Daniela Vasquez left a comment for Tao Watts
"Hi! I actually work with Juan Pablo at Chocolate Nahua so we use Trinitarian beans from Finca La Amistad, I've heard your 2 are friends :) we haven't met though."
Jan 18
Tao Watts left a comment for Daniela Vasquez
"Hola Daniela, Where is your cacao plantation in Costa Rica?  Is it by any chance in the Southern Zone?  I am in Canaan de Rivas, Perez Zeledon.  I have a fabrica here, and buy Criollo beans from small farms in the Zona Sur.  If…"
Jan 10
Tao Watts replied to Clay Gordon's discussion How Are You Making These Holidays Special with Chocolate?
"We have lots of "ferias" this time of year.  I'm making cake pops in the shape of gingerbread men, and enrobing them in my 75% dark organic chocolate.  Kids and adults alike love these!  Also making ginger spice truffle…"
Nov 13, 2013
Tao Watts joined Clay Gordon's group
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Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members. B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Oct 26, 2013

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
The first time I processed cacao from the fruit...
My favorite chocolate is:
Samaritan Xocolata from Costa Rica

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At 8:45pm on January 18, 2014, Daniela Vasquez said…

Hi! I actually work with Juan Pablo at Chocolate Nahua so we use Trinitarian beans from Finca La Amistad, I've heard your 2 are friends :) we haven't met though.

 
 
 

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