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  • June 29, 2017

    How Turmeric Of A Goat Thing Changes Your Idea Of White Chocolate

    How Turmeric Of A Goat Thing Changes Your Idea Of White Chocolate
    White is the new dark in craft chocolate. Besides mastering the fundamentals for a good dark chocolate, one can be called an avant-guarde chocolate maker if they challenge their creativity in developing healthier and bolder recipes of white chocolate. Tasting various dark chocolate bars is certainly key to familiarize our palate with different cacao origins, […]
  • May 31, 2017

    Acalli Chocolate Review

    Acalli Chocolate Review
    Two single-origin dark chocolate bars, same two-ingredient recipe (70% cacao and 30% cane sugar), crafted with the same passion and care by the first artisan bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the state of Louisiana. But where is the detail that distinguishes the two tablets from each other? It is linked to the origin of their characterizing […]
  • April 23, 2017

    Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss Of Foods We Love

    Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss Of Foods We Love
    Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response […]
  • April 22, 2017

    Ecuador Responding To The Global Cocoa Price Decline—Interview With Iván Ontaneda Of Eco-Kakao

    Ecuador Responding To The Global Cocoa Price Decline—Interview With Iván Ontaneda Of Eco-Kakao
    In the hope that the hunger for a good, fair and accessible chocolate is a viable option for everyone in the medium to long term, one can not help focusing on the general conditions of the cocoa market. If ever there is a cocoa producer country that better represents technical and economic strategy as a […]
  • April 16, 2017

    Marou Chocolate Review

    Marou Chocolate Review
    MAROU, Faiseurs de Chocolat is the first bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker in Asia. The company based in Ho Chi Minh City was founded by the French-born pair Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta, inspired by the common mission to create the purest dark chocolate from 100% local ingredients—they even press cocoa butter themselves and so they […]
  • March 27, 2017

    The Cocoa Of Excellence Program—A Reference Frame For Producers And Buyers Of High-Quality Cacao

    The Cocoa Of Excellence Program—A Reference Frame For Producers And Buyers Of High-Quality Cacao
    The Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) Program is the entry point for cocoa producers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA), a global competition recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavors. Every two years, this unique program spearheaded by Bioversity International and Event International recognizes quality, flavor and diversity […]
  • March 23, 2017

    The Millennial History Behind The Modern Rehabilitation Of Salvadorian Cacao

    The Millennial History Behind The Modern Rehabilitation Of Salvadorian Cacao
    From a recent chat with Rafael Trigueros Hecht, President of the small cacao cooperative ES-CACAO in El Salvador, here is the brief story about Mesoamerican cacao and Finca Cuyancúa, near the volcano Izalco: “The history of cacao in El Salvador is very old, more than 3000 years, time of the Olmecs and Mayas that stirred […]
  • February 17, 2017

    The Meaning Of Variety And The Origin Of Flavor Precursors in “Fine Or Flavor” Cacao

    The Meaning Of Variety And The Origin Of Flavor Precursors in “Fine Or Flavor” Cacao
    In this article, Dr. Silke Elwers, a scientific consultant with years of experience in the world of cacao, provides some valuable insights into the meaning of origin and flavor characteristics of cacao. The center of origin of the species Theobroma cacao is not Central America, to where it was brought by pre-Columbian traders. In fact, […]