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CBS Los Angeles [01/02/18, via CBS Los Angeles]
Scientists Say Chocolate May Be Extinct By 2050, Look To Genetically Modify Cacao Plants NOAA claims that the effects of climate change will gradually push the perfect climate for growing cacao into higher and less suitable areas. Researchers add that over 89 percent of the current growing areas for chocolate will not be suitable for the [...]

Iceland Monitor [01/09/18, via Iceland Monitor]
Top 5 trends in Iceland this winter New age hippyism is all the rage with bearded yuppies flocking to yoga classes, Native American style sweat lodges, New Moon rituals and even peyote ceremonies. The ultimate craze this winter for Reykjavik hipsters is the cacao ceremony, a ritual [...]

PRI [01/12/18, via PRI]
Eight years after the earthquake, a different taste of Haiti In researching local crops, Sanon had found that Haitian cacao is used in some of the finest French chocolates. So she started Haiti's first bean-to-bar chocolate factory and called it Askanya, a Latinized and Creolized version of her husband's [...] [12/18/17, via]
3-course interview: Christopher Nobles, chocolate maker The cacao nibs (cracked, hulled seeds) are refined in my melangeur (grinder) along with the sugar and any additional ingredients that need to be refined or mixed in. After 24 to 48 hours, this is moved into my conche, which uses heat and agitation to [...]

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Drinking a Sunny Side Up - Cacao Nibs by @alsofhampden @ Hot Tub Time  #photo

I discovered that the only reason I go to school besides the absence list is that wonderful Italian coffee machine,… 

Into the tempering machine she goes! A little Chaka Khan to help things along! #elevatedcacao #putitontheshelf… 

Cocoa And Chocolate - Their History From Plantation To Consumer Cocoa And Chocolate - Their History From Plantation To Consumer
Published by Read Books Ltd 2013
ISBN 9781447486138,1447486137
228 pages
Cacao Varieties Resistant to Phytophthora Palmivora Cacao Varieties Resistant to Phytophthora Palmivora
Published by Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
The Manufacture of Chocolate and Other Cacao Preparations The Manufacture of Chocolate and Other Cacao Preparations
333 pages
Modern methods of cocoa and chocolate manufacture Modern methods of cocoa and chocolate manufacture
316 pages

Cocoa Press is a DIY Chocolate 3D Printer

3D printing is a hot trend. You can make almost anything and it’s becoming more accessible all the time. One thing that’s still hard to 3D print is food. While there are some commercial 3D food printers on the market, such as the PancakeBot, it’s still very experimental. So why not make your own? Evan Weinstein did just that with his Cocoa Press.Weinstein is now a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, but he started building the Cocoa...

The TCHO factory tour is rich, chocolatey goodness for bean-to-bar nerds

Catherine Liu spills the beans about cacao at the TCHO Chocolate factory tour. Photo: Sarah HanBefore you even arrive at the TCHO Chocolate factory in southwest Berkeley, you should know there is a somewhat long list of rules and requirements to be able to attend. First, guests must be at least eight years old, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Fine and good. There will be no Augustus Gloops getting sucked into tubes here. But the rules go on. There’s a checklist of things you...

Discover the global cocoa machine market report

Global Cocoa Machine market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Cocoa Machine sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player.- Advertising -The Global Cocoa Machine Sales Market Report 2018 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cocoa Machine industry.Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain...

The chocolate science hype machine

Along with pomegranates, blueberries, and kale — dark chocolate is now a health food.At Vox, we started to wonder: How in the world did a candy become a superfood? In our investigation, we found that you can thank a decades-long effort by the chocolate industry.Over the past 30 years, food companies like Nestlé, Mars, Barry Callebaut, and Hershey’s — among the world’s biggest producers of chocolate — have poured millions of dollars into scientific studies and research grants that support...