July 16, 2017

Fermentation takes anywhere from 3-7 days depending on the amount of penetration of acid into the cotyledon you desire. During the first 24 hours, peak yeast population is obtained and during this process most of the sweet coating drips off and leaves through slits in...

July 11, 2017

Fields of cacao trees giving up their pods day after day. Freshly shucked seeds flowing into the co-op on the back of moto-taxis and money flowing out of my pockets at an alarming rate. Stage 1 of the project includes a 4-ton pilot project. The two main species that we...

July 6, 2017

With some fairly serious issues to address our work began in ernest. Cacao is a sensitive seed crop and the way it is handled from the moment it is picked is of utmost importance. It's hard to imagine, when you eat a candy bar-- or of course your favorite bean to bar $...

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