I looked a little more into cacao genetics, so here are some thoughts on this issue as posted on my blog. Let me know what you think...
When entering the world of high-quality chocolates you immediately get confronted with a number of categories in order to understand or classify a chocolate. There is the technical aspect of the chocolate manufacturer: roasting, conching, adding cocoa…
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Just back from a trip to Spain. Only managed to sample the delights of Spanish Chocolate in the cities of Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid and Santiago de Compostela. The best place for chocolate was without doubt Barcelona. The number of shops selling chocolate in bars or truffles was mindboggling. From shops selling a small range of truffles to complement other products to large chocolate only shops. Seems churros and hot chocolate is the signature cocoa experince in Spain. I…Continue
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I found this text (source Nutrition Food), and after reading it I wasn't sure if it was correct, so I was thinking why dont I open a blogpage about it.
The Importance of Wild Cacao
Cacao is a native of the tropics, and has spread from its ancestral home of Central and South America to almost every rainforest ecosystem on the planet. Deep within the Indonesian jungle, a variety of cacao emerged from the rich volcanic soil in complete isolation, known only to natives of a…Continue
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
Last week, we have finally received our sample of cacao beans from the cooperative we work with (Jose Olaya - Article on our website here).
With that cacao we made the first steps of chocolate making with Sr Walter Campana in the city of Cusco in Peru.
This video will show you the first steps of our artisanal chocolate process : Toasting, Husk removing, winnowing and grinding.…Continue
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While opening the Cacao and Chocolate Museum in Cusco, we decided to travel to the "Valle de la Convención" (5 hours from Cusco), region where most cacao is produced in Peru.
Talking to some producers or cooperatives, we saw that in fact cacao is not or poorly fermented in these region because farmers do not receive enough money to ferment their cacao so they prefer selling it without fermentation.
A lot of people here in Cusco prepare and produce what they call "Chocolate para…Continue
Added by ChocoMuseo on January 27, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments
For two months now, Clara Isabel and I are in the fantastic city of Cusco, Perú.
Our objective is to open the new cacao and chocolate museum in this city.
For almost 1 month we looked for the perfect place to install this museum. We finally found a great place in the center of Cusco, on the wonderful Plaza Regocijo.…Continue
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