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March 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Chocolate wonderland in the other side of pacific ocean

Harvard Business school professor Nancy F Koehn said:

Entrepreneurs look for new possibilities and new markets, should think about 3 or 4 things:

1. Look around you, the social, culture and economic environment, what people do you know care about, what do you feel when you walk on street, what happening in term of where people are going in their lives, understand the broad stage on which consumers act.

2. Look for something, a product, a service , a combination of both…


Added by Emay Wang on March 31, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

About Panning machines

I plan to buy one pannig machine.  I am confused with the follwing aspects.


While buying a Panning machine which aspects we have to consider more?   Is there any advantage if the Coating pan is of Copper?  Or is  steel  coating pan  as good as  the Copper one? They say that only if there is resistance inside the pan the Dragee will become shiny, Otherwise I have to give the final coating of Gum Arabica to get the shine.  Are these true?




Added by Rajarajeshwari Kainthaje on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Ecuador's Super Cacao

One of the interesting programs going on here involves what growers and organizations are calling "super cacao." Turns out that on most if not all cocoa farms, there always happens to be a few trees that have superior yields and greater disease resistance than all the rest.


At first, I had no idea what people were talking about-shortly thereafter, I realized that I knew the two North American landowners who were actually pioneering this effort. They began by identifying and…


Added by Jeff Stern on March 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

cacao for sale?

Im on the Big Island and am interested in making chocolates. Does anyone know where to buy nibs or beans?





Added by steve lund on March 23, 2011 at 9:59am — 4 Comments

Easter Eggs

Does anyone have any outstanding "fillings" for Easter Eggs.   I am in my first 2 years of this chocolate business, & finally have the pouring of the eggs down -  Molds that I can fill.  Now to find "tested" cream fillings.  My customer wants a cream filling like the Cadbury Eggs - I think it is close to butter cream.  Then I am also working on a peanut butter filling.

Added by Jackie Jones on March 21, 2011 at 9:18am — 8 Comments

Cacao Fruits


I'm new to the site&blog, I hope i'm not violating any roll with my post.

Living in Guancaste many years,@farm called PachaMama,

We are making here treats, smoothies, and other products, for both the residents and visitors of this place. Need your help with finding new supplier of The Cacao Fruits.

Will be appreciate any help.

pura vida
Suvan Eyal


Added by Suvan Eyal on March 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

My latest discovery: Danta Chocolate!

In the last five months I tasted a lot of new chocolate: Friis Holm, Bojesen, Tobago Estate, Pralus’ Chuao, Idilio, Bouga Cacao, Bonnat (Haïti, Cuba, Piura), Cacao Sampaka, Vietnam of Morin and Puyricard, Fine & Raw, Rogue, Mast Brothers, Patric, Red Star and of course Original Beans’ Piura Porcelana and the new recipe of Beni Wild Harvest (I love them!).


Although I have tasted 494 different dark chocolates so far, I had never tasted a single origin from…


Added by Vera Hofman on March 5, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

ChocoMuseo is finally opened!


is the interactive Cacao and Chocolate Museum in Cusco, Peru.

In ChocoMuseo, you will be able to learn the secrets of chocolate, its production process, and the history of cacao since the Maya, 1000 years ago.

We'll also organize workshops for…


Added by ChocoMuseo on March 1, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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