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Vera Hofman's Blog – August 2011 Archive (2)

Part two: Developing the new Organic Grand Cru Piura from Original Beans

Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses and showing interest in the development of Original Beans’ new recipe! What happened after two weeks? Is the new chocolate still so fruity?

How does Organic Grand Cru sound? I like it. We have waited for the first organic harvest from Congo (Cru Virunga) to make the change for all products.

But the most important thing we have changed in our recipe has to do with conching, a truly magic process in the art of making fine chocolate.…

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Added by Vera Hofman on August 11, 2011 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

My dream came true: a visit to Felchlin!

As you all might know I work as a volunteer for Original Beans. The combination of delicious chocolate and nature conservation makes it the best in my opinion.

Two weeks ago Philipp, founder, called me. A new test production would start Thursday! If I could come to Switzerland? Wow! A dream comes true! I immediately packed my suitcase. The biggest one so I can take a lot of chocolate back home. We are on a mission: how can we get more of the fruity flavors of the bean into our Piura…

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Added by Vera Hofman on August 2, 2011 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

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