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Tupaemanaia Steve Brown
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  • Apia, Upolu Island,
  • Samoa
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Tupaemanaia Steve Brown replied to Brent Davis's discussion Wholesale Bean Suppliers in the US? in the group Startup Central
"Since my last posting in June, our own cocoa market research in Samoa and internationally has interestingly identifed a few 'dots' that can now be joined, namely our local growers will accept $AUD5500/tonne FOB initially to help spearhead…"
Aug 14, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown's event was featured

Itu-Asau Cocoa Growers Association Inc Market Research Meeting at Vaisala Village, Savaii Island, SAMOA, South Pacific

August 2, 2012 to August 3, 2012
After a Planning Meeting held 11th July 2012 at the Vaisala Hotel on Savaii Island, Samoa, cocoa growers agreed to meet 2nd August having been awarded a $SAT23,000 Market Research Grant. Contracts with growers are to be matched with Purchase Orders from high-end premium chocolatemakers willing to purchase SAMOA GOLD Premium Cocoa Beans from $USD10-15,000/tonne including freight. This initiative will attract 'Fair Trade Practice' worthiness as more and more Samoan cocoa growers get organic…See More
Jul 18, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown left a comment for Sonia
"Sonia, for all those that like chocolate but can't take dairy...me included, www.genefitnutrition.com has been excellent...eat raw, exclude all dairy, and drink only water and coconut juice...sounds boring but better than being…"
Jul 15, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown left a comment for Tom
"Tx Tom.....sharing this with fellow chocophiles..."The flavour of the chocolate is pretty good and typical of the Samoan origin, full chocolate note with hints of nuts and honey, you will also find it will start to develope some fruity notes as…"
Jul 15, 2012
Tom left a comment for Tupaemanaia Steve Brown
"No worries Steve, I have sent you the assessment as an email."
Jul 15, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown left a comment for Tom
"Hi Tom, You were the first to make chocolate from our SAMOA GOLD beans, thanks to Howard (www.mamorchocolates.com). Can you please send me your Testimonial/results to stevebrownsamoa@gmail.com as this same grower now has 5 tonne available..we…"
Jul 14, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown replied to Gap's discussion Monsieur Truffe in the group Chocolate Down Under
"All I know is that Thibault is currently trialling SAMOA GOLD premium trinitario beans beautifully fermented for 4-7 nights, sun dried and shipped immediately from Samoa to Melbourne by air...if the results are as good as our two initial sample 50g…"
Jul 14, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown joined Clay Gordon's group
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Chocolate Down Under

This group is for ChocolateLife members living and working in Australasia (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, etc).See More
Jul 14, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown posted an event

Itu-Asau Cocoa Growers Association Inc Market Research Meeting at Vaisala Village, Savaii Island, SAMOA, South Pacific

August 2, 2012 to August 3, 2012
After a Planning Meeting held 11th July 2012 at the Vaisala Hotel on Savaii Island, Samoa, cocoa growers agreed to meet 2nd August having been awarded a $SAT23,000 Market Research Grant. Contracts with growers are to be matched with Purchase Orders from high-end premium chocolatemakers willing to purchase SAMOA GOLD Premium Cocoa Beans from $USD10-15,000/tonne including freight. This initiative will attract 'Fair Trade Practice' worthiness as more and more Samoan cocoa growers get organic…See More
Jul 14, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown replied to Brent Davis's discussion Wholesale Bean Suppliers in the US? in the group Startup Central
"Talofa from Samoa and warm greetings. We also need a bean supplier in USA. Our largest export, 1 tonne, departed yesterday for Australia thru our distributor, www.kokosamoainternational.com in Sydney, who we also want to help us roast our 7-Night…"
Jun 30, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate
"Thanks to Howard and Hanna (www.mamorchocolates.com) and Andrew Donnelly in Melbourne Australia, we produced a Kava flavoured 70% dark chocolate (KokoKava) made from SAMOAN GOLD trinitario cocoa beans grown here in Samoa, now available from…"
Jun 30, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown joined Clay Gordon's group
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.See More
Jun 25, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown's event was featured

Samoan Chocolate Festival 2012 at Samoan Islands South Pacific

September 1, 2012 to September 8, 2012
The Samoan Islands are celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Independence this year and we were thinking whether there was any interest out there in joining us......with a Samoan Chocolate Festival 2012.Inviting choco-sumers and chocophiles and chocolate roasters to come and experience Samoa's cocoa industry.We have drafted an exciting programme for September 2012 to cover the history of cocoa in Samoa, past, present and future.You would be invited to spend 7-Days with Samoa's leading cocoa…See More
Jun 14, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown posted an event

Samoan Chocolate Festival 2012 at Samoan Islands South Pacific

September 1, 2012 to September 8, 2012
The Samoan Islands are celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Independence this year and we were thinking whether there was any interest out there in joining us......with a Samoan Chocolate Festival 2012.Inviting choco-sumers and chocophiles and chocolate roasters to come and experience Samoa's cocoa industry.We have drafted an exciting programme for September 2012 to cover the history of cocoa in Samoa, past, present and future.You would be invited to spend 7-Days with Samoa's leading cocoa…See More
Jun 12, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown replied to Dan Bieser's discussion Fermented cacao beans wanted
"Hi Dan - Cocoa Samoa Limited (CSL) has got 4-day and 7-day fermented sun-dried Trinitario cocoa beans for sale in 10kg and 20kg bags, direct from our growers, all beautifully sorted. Price is $USD12/kg FOB - you pay the postage and…"
Jun 12, 2012
Tupaemanaia Steve Brown replied to Christine de Massis's discussion wrapping chocolate
"we just wrapped ours in plastic and will put a sticky label on "
Jun 3, 2012

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Haig's Chocolate Shop in Adelaide 55 years ago - still vivid memories of that rich chocolate smell

and June Paul's famous Chocolate Mud Cake still made here in Samoa with pure Samoan chocolate...to die for
My favorite chocolate is:
Traditional Koko Samoa served hot, freshly roasted, sweetened and served in an enamel cup

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At 7:02am on July 15, 2012, Tom said…
No worries Steve, I have sent you the assessment as an email.
 
 
 

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