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ChocoMuseo soon to be open

Dominican Republic is the main exportator of organic cacao in the world. There is a lot of great cacao produced here but not too many people to prepare a great chocolate out of it.

If everything runs well we will be opening one of our ChocoMuseo in Bávaro, Punta Cana on the 15th of November.

For those who never visited us in one of our other ChocoMuseo in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Perú, we will be teaching people about cacao and its artisanal process to be transformed in…

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Added by ChocoMuseo on October 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

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

Virtual tour of the cacao and chocolate museum in Cusco, Peru

ChocoMuseo, the cacao and chocolate museum in Cusco, Peru will open soon.

To have an idea of how it will look like, please look here for taking a 3D virtual tour.

 

Next step will be to have a real virtual tour where you can read every sign and learn about cacao and chocolate.

Tomorrow, stone-grinding machines will arrive from the US and we will finally be able to taste…

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Added by ChocoMuseo on February 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 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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