Our visit to the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory went a little like this... :)
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Social enterprise Kallari Chocolate to open factory near cocoa plantations in Ecuador Kallari's 850 farmers in Tena have a planted area of 10,000 ha of cocoa and an annual production capacity of around 230 MT, 270 kg per farmer. Kallari sorts beans into three sizes. Smaller beans are sold to the local chocolate industry, while larger [...]
via San Francisco Chronicle]
Guittard keeps tradition alive at 150 For the anniversary, Guittard released a baking chocolate called Eureka Works that uses cocoa beans from the same regions that Etienne could have been able to buy from — Brazil, Ecuador, Indonesia and the Hawaiian Islands — in the late 1800s, before [...]
via Finger Lakes Times]
Getting to know Grenada, 35 years after the US invasion Outside, the hot sun shines down on cocoa beans filling shallow wooden platforms where women walk slowly back and forth, shuffling their feet through the beans to aerate and dry them so they can be shipped to a chocolate factory. Grenada chocolate [...]
via Cache Valley Daily]
New Aggie Chocolate Factory going from bean to bar The Aggie Chocolate Factory came about when Professor Silvana Martini of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science was teaching a class on chocolate. Students in the class felt like they needed a lab to get “Shelton tested several cocoa beans and felt [...]
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...
We were honoured to host two cocoa farmers from our sustainable cocoa sourcing programme, Cocoa Life, as well as Ghana’s Cocoa Life Director, on a four day visit to the UK in November. They got to see how their cocoa harvest is transformed into Cadbury chocolate and we got an insight into how Cocoa Life is helping whole communities to thrive. Without cocoa there is no chocolate. Without cocoa-farmers, there is no cocoa. Cocoa Life is addressing this very real threat by becoming a partner...
Provides world-class chocolate gift boxes with California flair to travel industry pros, wedding and event plannersPress Release–updated: Dec 18, 2017 09:00 ESTSANTA BARBARA, Calif., December 18, 2017 – Chocolate Event Services & Gift Boxes chocolatiers at Santa Barbara Chocolate, the home of premium professional chocolate, are taking reservations for 2018 parties, weddings, travel events and large or small celebrations of all kinds.A trusted source for quality bulk chocolates for...
CARACAS — In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country's dwindling elite.Like some 20 recently launched Venezuelan businesses, Silva uses the country's aromatic cocoa to make gourmet bars of the kind that can fetch more than $10 each in upscale shops in Paris or Tokyo.The oil-rich but recession-devastated...