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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.

Bron: Is Direct Trade Fair?

 

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.

Bron: The Biggest Misconceptions On Cacao Varieties Demystified

 

Meso-Amerika bevordert de verkoop van fijne cacao aroma

Los cacaos con nota de sabor como flores, frutas o madera de Mesoamérica buscan abrirse espacio en la comercialización mundial, y avanzan con retos en la mejora de la producción, informó hoy una fuente del sector.

Bron: El Economista – Mesoamérica impulsa la comercialización de cacao fino de aroma

 

Boozy Chocolate Bars – Chilled Magazine

Raaka Chocolate has released a batch of spirited chocolates for the holiday season. They’re booze bars, if you will, and they’re perfect for chocoholics.

Bron: Boozy Chocolate Bars – Chilled Magazine

 

“Be a Farmer for a Day”

Falling deep in love with the cocoa at yesterday’s “Be a Farmer for a Day” at Crayfish Bay.

Bron: Grenada Chocolate Fest op Instagram: “@islepreneur falling deep in love with the cocoa at yesterday’s “Be a Farmer for a Day” at Crayfish Bay #cacaolove #puregrenada…”

 

“Is at this precise instant, when the bean is separated from the placenta,…”

Only Now: Is at this precise instant, when the bean is separated from the placenta, when the sweetness in the flavor profile is irreversible determined. Not too late, so you do not get vinegary off flavors. Not too soon, so the astringency does not overthrows it all.

Bron: Selvadentro op Instagram: “Only Now: Is at this precise instant, when the bean is separated from the placenta, when the sweetness in the flavor profile is…”

 

We often wonder, what makes a great cacao bean?

We often wonder, what makes a great cacao bean? Could it be the mix of the compost, the amount of rain, the hours of sunlight transforming into sugars, the days and nights spent in the fermentation box? We research for answers and fall into a labyrinth of agronomical studies and its complex theories. Now we have many answers, but in essence we have none. So, we go to the cacao field and suddenly it strikes us. We knew it all along: It’s LOVE that makes a great cacao bean; deep caring and good intentions in every step of the process. LOVE: It’s the answer we were looking for.”

Bron: The Slow Melt op Instagram: “Another #takeover post from @selvadentro: “Love is the Answer: We often wonder, what makes a great cacao bean? Could it be the mix of the…”

 
 
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