Category Archives: Plantation Fermentation

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Steve DeVries, owner of DeVries Chocolate.  

We are proud to present the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve DeVries, owner of DeVries Chocolate. Steve is recognized as one of the founders of the craft chocolate movement in North America and he has been a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration to chocolate makers around the world. We honor Steve DeVries for his personal passion, professional dedication, and critical contribution to the artisan chocolate industry. Thank you Steve!

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The best natural heat container…

Peeling back the curtain on a ferment one day after the fully aerobic phase started. The oxidation of ethanol to acetic acid is highly exothermic and has increased the temperature of the fermenting mass to just over 50 C. The heat and acetic acid have started to scorch the banana leaves and you can smell the vinegar in the air before you get close to the box. If you look closely, you can see some beans are bleeding purple pigment. This indicates that cell death and lysis inside the seeds has begun, and the complex cascade of enzymatic and other chemical reactions that produce the precursors to chocolate flavor are under way.




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How do you like your chocolate?

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Bron: Ingemann Fine Cocoa op Instagram: “Citrics? Nutty? Red berries? Woody? Tea? Spicy? Raisins?


Origin Chocolate Event 22 oktober in Amsterdam!

Bron: Laatste kans om je kaarten te kopen voor het Origin Chocolate Event 22 oktober in Amsterdam!


9 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves

Here’s a handy guide to help avoid buying Halloween chocolate produced by child slaves.

Bron: 9 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves


The Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund

The Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund:


El cacao porcelana de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta – YouTube

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