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Cocoa Criollo Arriba Ecuador 80% of Fermentation Direct Farms

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you required to know Criollo Cocoa Arriba premium beans,80% fermentation, we are working directly with groups and cocoa plantations, trazability and controlling quality profiles, we will be happy to be able to send more details if interested please communicate to us if you require our products.



Cocoa Liquor

Butter Cocoa

Powder Cocoa

Cocoa Beans ASS

Nibs



Capacity Initial 15TM/ Month for… Continue

Added by Hector Velásquez on July 3, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments

New Crops Criollo Cacao in Ecuador, Farms Rehabilitated

It is expected a good crop of Criollo Cacao Arriba has been working with rehabilitation of farms mediating recovery from pruning and native varieties of trees that have more than 100 years, I think that has been working well in the process of post-harvest and grain quality , we are entering actulamente change processes in the system of marketing, we are in search of buyers who value the traceability and quality, and organoleptic parameters of our cocoa, we have implemented process of Liquor,… Continue

Added by Hector Velásquez on November 1, 2011 at 4:57am — No Comments

Cacao Nibs and Pathogen Risk

I have had customers asking me for cacao nibs and roasted  and raw cacao beans but have been reluctant to stock these items due to salmonella or other pathogen risk. After seeing cacao beans being fermented and dried in numerous countries I question the safety of these products. Dirt, bugs, drying on asphalt roads etc..I question from all but the most sophisticated winnowing operations to remove the husk. Am I overreacting to the risk ? Does the roasting process kill these pathogens? Is anyone… Continue

Added by Melanie Boudar on September 4, 2011 at 12:07am — 6 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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