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About Geert Vercruysse

Life is short, Break the rules, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Dont Like: Cheat's, liar's. Those who say they will do.... and then dont! I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

Chocolate Tree 70% Whisky Nibs 93.5/100

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Chocolate Tree take rare heirloom cacao nibs from South America and soak them in premium single malt whisky from Islay, an island producing whiskey famous for its peat smoke and sea air notes. Once the Whisky has gently evaporated from the nibs they are blended with this exceptional single origin chocolate.

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Original Beans: Schokolade, die alle glücklich macht.

Original Beans: Schokolade, die alle glücklich macht

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Is Direct Trade Fair?

God in a Cup author Michaele Weissman explores Direct Trade in the the first of a three-part series.

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‘90 uur per week werken? Dat doe ik niet meer’ – De Standaard

Slagers, bakkers en fruithandelaars krijgen al anderhalf jaar rake klappen. ‘Dit is een geleidelijke, natuurlijke sanering’, zegt Unizo.

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The Biggest Misconceptions On Cacao Varieties Demystified

Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario. These are the cacao varieties we all know. But cacao expert and environmentalist Steve Bergin tells us another story.

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The removal of shell is an important step in the process of making cocoa mass.

The removal of shell is an important step in the process of making cocoa mass. Codex standard n. 141–1983, rev 1–2001 by Codex Alimentarius sets maximum tolerance values for cocoa shell in chocolate mass. Apart from the legal requirements, proper removal of shell is a prerequisite for a good quality product: Shell, by its very nature, is exposed to external factors and will have picked up undesirable contaminants.

Shell does not contribute positively to the flavor of the final product and may indeed produce off-flavors. Being a very fibrous material, it is extremely ‘hard’ and consequently difficult to grind which leads to abrasion of the grinding equipment.
Moreover, shell separation from the nib influences the yield, and the loss of small nib particles along with the shell is a particularly important financial factor. Ideally, the shell should separate perfectly leaving large pieces of shell and almost the intact nib. The shell around some beans cannot be removed easily however, with certain origins being particularly difficult.

Bron: Foodensity op Instagram: “The removal of shell is an important step in the process of making cocoa mass. Codex standard n. 141–1983, rev 1–2001 by Codex Alimentarius…”

 

 Specialty vs. Bulk…

Pictured here is a generic visual comparing the amounts within a two-ingredient craft chocolate vs. a possible composition you would find in generic “premium” chocolate.

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