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My name is Orson V. Galvão. I live in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil and as a member of APCFE - Associação dos Profissionais do Cacau Fino Especial (that means: Professional Association of the Special and Fine Cocoa), I make my own chocolat, from 100% to 60% of liquor. By now I am just a melter, using a mix of pure fine cocoa liquor and bitter industrial chocolat. This last one is from where I "kidnap" sugar, and since it has 35 percent of cocoa mass it´s easy, with some math, to know how much liquor and (some times) cocoa butter I must add to reach the desired final cocoa grade of my chocolat.

But now I am trying to develope small scale cocoa processing machinery, using old fashioned equipmente blueprints. I will start with a coffee ball roaster and end with a Rodolphe Lindt conche replica like this one:

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Comment by Clay Gordon on July 14, 2011 at 2:48pm

Just FYI. Today I received a notice from Ning that the owner of this photo, a Mr Eric Postpischil, lodged a complaint pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) asserting that he was the owner of this photo and that it appeared here on TheChocolateLife without his permission.

I contacted both Mr Postpischil and Ning to say that I was a little dismayed that the photo was taken down without anyone trying to contact me first to see is there was an amicable way to resolve the issue.

Anyone interested in seeing the photo Mr Galvão posted can visit this page and see the photo in context with the rest of the images and story content.

Comment by Adeir Boida de Andrade on May 9, 2011 at 10:34am

Galvão.

Estou aprendendo muito aqui. Vamos estar juntos...

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