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Cocoa Of Excellence

Cocoa of Excellence Programme     Empowering a new generation                  of cocoa pioneers         Recognizing exceptional flavours & know-how, whilst preserving cacao diversity

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Fancy Chocolate versus Cheap Stuff

Put down the Hershey’s. Once you read this, you might not ever want to waste a dollar on one of those flimsy bars again.We understand that those artisan truffle chocolates and lavender-infused confections are a decadent and costly investment. We know you read online that dark chocolate had antioxidant-boosting power. And we bet you figured Nestle’s cheap dark chocolate morsels were enough to fit the bill.[related]

Bron: Fancy Chocolate Is Way Healthier Than the Cheap Stuff

 

You’ll fit right in if…

Bron: Well Tempered Group Guidelines – Google Docs

 

This Chocolate Company Helps Save Endangered Lemurs in Madagascar

Brooklyn-based Madécasse has created a safe haven for the animals in their cacao plantations.
Chocolate: Humans have been eating for almost 4,000 years and we love it so much we go out of our way to try convince ourselves it’s actually the healthiest food on the planet. But, what if the delicious chocolate we crave could do more than just taste good (or possibly benefit our brains when consumed in the correct quantities)? For instance, what if your favorite chocolate also benefitted local endangered species? Well, that’s exactly what Brooklyn-based Madécasse is doing with lemurs in Madagascar.

“90 percent of Madagascar’s plants and animals are indigenous, but so many of the trees have been cut down and so many of the species are dying out,” says Madécasse’s marketing director, Sarah Shah. “So what we’re finding is that since we’re working with the farmers to plant more of these trees and replenish areas that are deforested, we’re also creating a natural habitat for endangered species.”

Bron: This Chocolate Company Helps Save Endangered Lemurs in Madagascar | Food & Wine

 

Polochic Valley of central Guatemala.

This is Yessica Maribelia Xo Caal. She is a smallholder farmer with 0.13 Hectares of cacao in the Polochic Valley of central Guatemala. In 2016, the APODIP coop, consisting of 495 smallholder farmers, including Yessica, exported Polochic cacao for the first time. The export crop was a modest one metric ton and is some of the most exceptional cacao we have experienced. Between Fresco and our friend Christine at @palettedebine we were privileged to receive all of the 2016 Polochic crop. Christine has already won an award for her work with Polochic, I’m hoping we can also do justice to these incredible beans. In Fresco style, we are releasing three limited edition Polochic recipes with different roast and conche levels for your consideration. In addition, we have a limited edition 100% Polochic bar available. If you would like a first preview of these bars, sign up for our mailing list at fresco.com. An email will be sent to you in July announcing the Polochic bundled set, available exclusively for you.

Bron: Fresco op Instagram: “This is Yessica Maribelia Xo Caal. She is a smallholder farmer with 0.13 Hectares of cacao in the Polochic Valley of central Guatemala. In…”

 

“Chocolate begins here: these little baby cacao pods will soon grow as…”

Chocolate begins here: these little baby cacao pods will soon grow as big as a football and as yellow as a banana. Depending on the final size and seed count, one pod will yield one bar.
It’s amazing how the pods grow directly from the tree trunk

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Original Beans: Schokolade, die alle glücklich macht.

Original Beans: Schokolade, die alle glücklich macht

Bron: Original Beans: Schokolade, die alle glücklich macht – Essen ist toll

 
 
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