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Even cacao trees have mothers to be thankful for! Tall trees like banana, coconut, and rubber are often planted around cacao to provide the shade they need and are referred to as “mother trees.”

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via Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate op Instagram: “Even cacao trees have mothers to be thankful for! Tall trees like banana, coconut, and rubber are often planted around cacao to provide…”

 

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Pruning…cacao4hawaii

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Properly shaped seedling trees. Almost all the fruit is off the trees. Soon it’s the season for pruning. Some people no doubt see this as mundane, but there can be gratification in pruning. Especially after riding too much desk or swearing at chocolate machinery. Quietly shaping trees all day in a shady orchard. Bringing order to disorder. Stand back at the end of the day and appreciate the aesthetic.

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via Daniel O’Doherty op Instagram: “Properly shaped seedling trees. Almost all the fruit is off the trees. Soon it’s the season for pruning. Some people no doubt see this as…”

 

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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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…probleem van cadmium in cacao aan te pakken

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probleem van cadmium in cacao aan te pakken

via Peru, Ecuador en Colombia mobiliseren om het probleem van cadmium in cacao aan te pakken CIAT Blog

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Crafty chocolatiers

Craft chocolate makers tend to develop strong relationships and direct trade arrangements with growers or co-operatives, paying higher prices for higher quality, organically grown cacao beans.

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via Your guide to New Zealand’s craft chocolate movement | Nadia Lim

 

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Hawaii chocolate is the rarest in the world

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via Hawaii chocolate is the rarest in the world | Hawaii Magazine

 

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