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TheChocolateLife celebrated its 9th anniversary in January. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, I will be leading a tour to Bolivia to visit Hacienda Tranquilidad and the Alto Beni to learn more about the cacaos silvestre - the wild cacaos - of the Beniano. Please contact me via Private Note if you want to receive more information as trip planning unfolds.

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Tao Watts

For Sale: Raw Cacao Beans from Costa...

Posted On:  Monday May 29 2017, 3:30 PM
Posted In: The Cocoa Exchange
Last Updated By: @Alex Elf

Premium Quality Fine Flavored Cacao Beans from Costa Rica's little know Southern Zone.  Will sell by the Kilo, or in larger amounts, up to 1 ton.  Price varies…
Ash Maki

FBM Unica and other equipment for sale...

Posted On:  Sunday May 28 2017, 4:46 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @Preston Stewart

We are selling off some of our items still. Feel free to email with any questions info@starchildchocolate.com 1- $17k - FBM Unica Continuous Tempering Machine…
Isabella

Chocolate storage for commercial...

Posted On:  Sunday May 28 2017, 9:57 AM
Posted In: 
Last Updated By: @Isabella

Hi there, I was hoping to get some advise from you experienced chocolatiers. We are in the process of moving our commercial production into a 1700 sft…
DutchCocoa

Santha 20 Melangeurs for sale

Posted On:  Saturday May 27 2017, 5:01 AM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @DutchCocoa

Hello everyone,  For anyone who is interested in starting bean to bar chocolate making I have two Santha 20 Melangeurs for sale. Both have been cleaned with…
ChristysConfections

Cooling Case Purchase

Posted On:  Friday May 26 2017, 6:25 PM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @Greg Gould

Hi All, I am looking for a climate controlled cooling case for chocolates and I am wondering if people have suggestions that have really worked well for them? Do…

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Alex Elf
 
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Posted a new Comment on @alex-elf:
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Tao Watts
 
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"Please send me your personal email address to send information to.  Please send to info@samaritanxocolata.com   I will put you in touch with Brian, who..."
Alex Elf
 
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Posted a response to "For Sale: Raw Cacao Beans from Costa Rica's Southern Zone"
"Hi. Send me please your price and possible options for delivery to Europe 25 kg beans for tests. Thank you for attention. Aleks."
Preston Stewart
 
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"What are the details on the micrometer?  Also, can you explain how you had the thermostat converted?"
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Is Vietnam the new 'cool' origin chocolate?

Is Vietnam the new 'cool' origin...

Updated On:  Tuesday January 31 2017, 3:34 AM
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Posted By: @Lisabeth Flanagan
Comments : 1
Since Marou started making waves among chocolate lovers worldwide, there are telltale signs that Vietnamese cacao is becoming the trendy thing to do in bean-to-bar…
Our First Batch!!!!

Our First Batch!!!!

Updated On:  Wednesday January 18 2017, 12:49 PM
Posted In: First Coco Batch
Posted By: @Coco Queens
Comments : 3
We are a group of high school girls from Aurora Colorado. We are making our first batch of chocolate. 1.What do you guys do to make the batch what you would…
Project Grijalva - 2016 Report

Project Grijalva - 2016 Report

Updated On:  Sunday December 11 2016, 11:52 AM
Posted In: CacaoMEX
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 2
Back in April, I wrote a blog post about a project in Mexico I started working on: Cacao Grijalva. I won't go into much background here - that's covered in…
Why is chocolate box said to be the perfect gift for any occasion

Why is chocolate box said to be the...

Updated On:  Friday September 30 2016, 5:40 PM
Posted In: Chocolatier
Posted By: @ChocolakWorld
Comments : 1
Chocolate is something which is loved by one and all across the globe, regardless of any national or international boundaries and it is difficult to resist…
The University of British Columbia needs 50 cacao beans!

The University of British Columbia...

Updated On:  Monday September 19 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: research on Cacao
Posted By: @Pierre Gruget
Comments : 9
The University of British Columbia needs 50 beans from as many origins as possible. Please send some.   Dr Lu, from the University of British Columbia,…
Our class process

Our class process

Updated On:  Friday September 16 2016, 10:25 AM
Posted In: chocolate making
Posted By: @Psydynasty
Comments : 3
A few days ago we roasted our cacao beans at about 270 degrees and let them sit out we weighed and measured all the beans. We have gotten to the stage of cracking…
Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Updated On:  Sunday June 5 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 1
The 30th anniversary of the cacao lab at Penn State’s College of Agriculture was honored during last week’s Frontiers in Science and Technology for Cacao Quality,…
Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Updated On:  Friday April 22 2016, 4:57 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 6
Mexico occupies a special place in both the genetic and socio–cultural histories of chocolate . Despite that importance, very little is known about Mexican…
Paul Johnson

Cacao Restoration in Puert Viejo, Limon...

Updated On:  Wednesday March 9 2016, 3:42 PM
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Posted By: @Paul Johnson
Comments : 2
The cacao forest that surrounds our chocolate factory is much like many other forests around here. It was planted about 120 years ago as part of a big push to…
Landen Zernickow

Premier Wonder Grinder

Updated On:  Thursday February 11 2016, 3:36 PM
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Posted By: @Landen Zernickow
Comments : 2
A new post is up about our new melanger and our biggest batch yet! Check it out at the address below: http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/25/premier_wonder_grinder/…

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