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Chocolate makes no exception

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“Of all the different transformations we call cooking, I think fermentation is the most miraculous, and the most mysterious. That is because it doesn’t involve any applied heat at all.

This is food and drink made strictly through the action of bacteria and fungi. They perform all the transformations that normally we need heat to make happen.

People don’t realize, as they walk through the supermarket, how many fermented foods are there”. – Michael Pollan

Chocolate makes no exception!

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Fermenting the cocoa beans anywhere from 3 to 7 days is a crucial step in the making of any chocolate product because it has a HUGE influence on how the chocolate will taste, and how its intrinsic flavors and aromas develop.

source: the chocolate journalist

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via What Are the Differences Between Craft and Industrial Chocolate? — Take Two – TheChocolateLife.com

What Are the Differences Between Craft and Industrial Chocolate?

 

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via Radicals of Chocolate: The way Origins tell a story

Radicals of Chocolate: The way Origins tell a story

 

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Cheje…

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via Madeline Weeks op Instagram: ““Ceje” is the local name for the birds that attack cacao pods like this one. Some farmers reported that birds eat 30-70% of the cacao pods,…”

 

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Cacao is being reborn into chocolate :)

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via Madeline Weeks op Instagram: “Can you spot the difference? The lower bean is not fully fermented. The producers of Poité Centro taught me to tell based on the seed…”

 

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Crucial…

After harvesting, fermenting, drying, aging…cacao is ready to be stored, until it’s time for the buyer to collect it🌱It’s crucial to keep oxygen out and ensuring humidity levels are consistent; a way of doing this is with GrainPro bags🍫#PDGCacao 📸Credit: @cacaodada

via PDG Cacao op Instagram: “After harvesting, fermenting, drying, aging…cacao is ready to be stored, until it’s time for the buyer to collect it🌱It’s crucial to keep…”

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What kind of income are these growers earning?

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via The challenging lives of the world’s cocoa growers | PBS NewsHour

 

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