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cheebs's Discussions

Cocoa cake pulverizer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Mar 11, 2011. 10 Replies

Help needed finding cake cutter wire in bulk!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Payton Aug 30, 2010. 7 Replies

Cement mixer as coating pan?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Mar 11, 2010. 7 Replies


Chocolate in the land of the Maya

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cheebs and David Menkes are now friends
cheebs replied to Alek Dabo's discussion No need to temper chocolate? from Santa Barbara
"Sorry but the description is pretty clear in the very first line:  Brazil Dark Dipping Chocolate (in the chocolate industry also known as Melting Chocolate or Confectioner's Coating) 25 lbs"
Feb 15
cheebs replied to Alan Caldwell's discussion alternatives to champion juicer
"Yep, Mexican corn mill = Nixtamal"
Jan 27
cheebs replied to Alan Caldwell's discussion alternatives to champion juicer
"Here in Guatemala a lot of people use Nixtamal grinders to grind cacao.  There are many models for sale in the US.  There's a video in my profile about artisanal cocoa butter where you can see one in operation."
Jan 26
Vera Hofman commented on cheebs's photo

Cigar-style wooden box

"Beautiful! And I guess very delicious :-) Happy holidays Cheebs! Chocolove, Vera"
Dec 23, 2013
cheebs posted a photo

Cigar-style wooden box

Our 25-piece unfinished wooden box, styled after cigar boxes.
Dec 18, 2013
cheebs replied to Greg Gould's discussion Buying Gianduja On Line in the group Startup Central
Dec 17, 2013
cheebs left a comment for Jerome (Jeroen) Kruft
"Good to have you join TCL!  Regards, Carlos"
Nov 18, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making my first batch of chocolate directly from the beans.
My favorite chocolate is:
Las Acacias Estate, 70% Pure Cacao, made by yours truly

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At 10:39am on January 23, 2011, Vera Hofman said…
Dear Cheebs,
What a lovely surprise to get a message from Guatemala! Nice to hear you like Kees' Metropolitan Deli. Next time when you visit The Netherlands (or maybe Le Salon in Paris?) please let me know. I just took a look at your website. Beautiful bombones and packaging! And of course I'm very curious about your chocolate! Although I already tasted 478 different kinds of dark chocolate I've never tasted a single origin from Guatemala. So I would love to order some bars. Could you please send me a mail to arrange this? The chocolate world is a small world: I was at Valrhona's Ecole summer 2003...and you met Paul de Bondt I read...also a chocolate friend of mine. He did a couple of workshops for Original Beans.
Chocolove, Vera
At 9:39am on November 9, 2010, Vercruysse Geert said…
Hello Carlos,
Nice to see your back in your country, and how did you arrange in The Netherlands?
At 3:04pm on April 23, 2010, Vercruysse Geert said…
Hello Cheebs,
thanks for your invitation to be your friend, I do like your pictures and I see you make chocolate your self. Great work and if you should be in Paris sometime lets have contact...)
Geert Vercruysse
At 11:57pm on October 18, 2009, John Q. Stewart said…
I like the Bars in the profile shot.
At 7:00pm on October 9, 2009, Daniel Keadle said…
Yes thats me. 9 Years(1968to1976).American School and Vista Hermosa 2
What makes you ask?
At 5:33pm on September 9, 2009, N Y said…
hola Cheebs,

Thank you so much for your helpful feedback... and sending me the link to the demo on how to color the mold/ truffles. Will also look into the Badger airbrushes.

Gracias para todo...

At 3:43pm on February 23, 2009, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Cheebs,
Never mind. Milk chocolate it is for this batch and I will try and find a better supplier next time.
At 9:57am on February 23, 2009, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Cheebs,
Are you based in Antigua? I bought beans from Tostaduria coffee shop there and am interested to find out if they are fermented or not. Do you have any idea?
At 12:02am on February 17, 2009, IslaReina said…
Hi! Are you associated with Danta Chocolate? I just left a message on that website about the possibility of a tour.
At 7:09am on January 15, 2009, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Cheebs,
Very annoyed that I didn't find Jorge Rademann when in Guatemala before Christmas! Does he sell beans? Are you selling your lovely-looking chocolate/s yet?

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