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
"Hello Richard, I was following this post as we have also started using the CocaoT melanger and are learning a lot from this post. I am looking for a micrometer and would appreciate any suggestions (such as online stores and brands), on…"
"Thanks to all three of you, I buy and sell cacao nibs and paste and last week decide to buy the CocoaT melanger as well. Our first batch we used a kilo of benian cacao paste and and ran that for about 6 hours before adding any sugar into…"
"Clay, the paste and the nibs I am selling are from Baures cacao islands and are not necessarily a mix. Rather a single orgin strictly from Baures, but again that is why we call it a criolla cacao. I was at the 2011 cacao…"
"Jorge - Thanks for the kind words. I've been to Baures, Hucaraje, and Bella Vista, so I know the area. This is made from a mix of the wild-harvested varieties that are in the area? I know that I was able to see at least four or five…"