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ChocoMuseo is finally opened!

ChocoMuseo

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…

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

Making chocolate from beans to bar in Cusco, Peru

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.…

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Added by ChocoMuseo on February 14, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Working with Cacao cooperatives in Southern Peru

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…

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Added by ChocoMuseo on January 27, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Opening the Cacao and Chocolate Museum in Cusco, Perú

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.…

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Added by ChocoMuseo on January 24, 2011 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

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