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All Blog Posts Tagged 'fermentation' (3)

Illustrating the chocolate making process.

When I recently wanted to blog about a Amsterdam-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker I realized that I never properly introduced 'bean-to-bar' on my own blog.

Now I finally made a brief drawing to roughly illustrate the process from tree to chocolate with a focus on the flavor developing steps (which is: fermentation, roasting, conching). Hard to hide my science background I guess... ;)

On my …

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Added by Sweet matter physicist on July 24, 2014 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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

Is Chocolate "Raw"

Is Chocolate "Raw"?



Chocolate is a fermented food.



A lot of people have been asking if Garden Island Chocolate is Raw. My answer is, "there is no such thing as Raw chocolate", leads to only more questions, hence this simple blog. The white pulp that surrounds the beans in the pod is most definitely raw and a delicious refreshing treat. The beans eaten straight from the pod are raw but rather bitter and astringent, the health benefits from choking down some wet viable cacao… Continue

Added by Koa Kahili on November 4, 2008 at 12:16pm — 9 Comments

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