thank you for your comment on our cocoa knife. This is the standard tool used here in Grenada and has been since cocoa was first produced here as far as I can tell. It is very efficient, a 'push me pull you' device! We keep it sharp with a file and this one was bought last year at the local suppliers L.A. Purcell. If you like , next time we go to town, we can see if any are available and send one to you.
Hi Jim. Fully fermented and dried is fine. Some suppliers often do a light roast/toast at about 175 for around five hours claiming it preserves the flavor. From experience it tends to really flatten the flavor profile. So that is not what I'm looking for. Fermented is fine.
What do you have available.
thanks very much for your interest.
The festival will take place in Perugia city center from 18th to 25th of october and for 10 days will animate the streets and squares of the historcal center with a big exposition and selling area of chocolate and cocoa products.The festival offers to cocoa producers and cooperatives of fair market several opportunities:
1) Exposition corner to show the public the life in a cocoa farm; the way to pruduce cocoa, and to present the country where the farmers live( for example i would like to organize a special area entirely dedicated to Brazil, to host brazilian producers delegations,to promote the brazilian cocoa and chocolate, istitutional delegation as well to promote the country.) in this area the buyers as well will keep in contact with the owners of cocoa farms, an dthe public joined with Brazilian music and entertainments.
2) selling opportunity of your chocolate production ( bars, cocoa powder, cosmetics made by cocoa butter ...)
3) Tasting session of your chocolate;
4) Invitation to the international Summit "in the Hearth of chocolate " to assit the debate on ethics and susuteinable development on cocoa and chocolate world.
The partecipation is free.
For selling area we have a particular organization and if you are interested i can keep in contact with our commercial extension.
Hope to have good news from you.
felle free to ask me every info do you need to join th efestival.
i'm Anna Franceschini International Relations & Fair Marketing Officers of Eurochocolate Festival, the most important Italian Festival about cocoa and chococolate, that will take place in Perugia ( 150 km far from Rome) , this year from 16Th to 25Th October 2009.
An important section of the festival will be Eurochocolate World, dedicated to the main producing cocoa countries and their cocoa production, that will host the delegation of cocoa producers.
I would like to inviete you to joint the festival and to partecipate to the International Summit "in the hearth of chocolate " to speech about your farm experience.
I will be glad to give you all the information useful to know more about our activities.
Eurochocolate International Relations & Fair Marketing Officers