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Cocoa Bean Darkening

darkened cacao beans

During the bean cut test I made the previous time, I noticed darkening on parts of majority of the beans. Beans in questions have 30 percent dark region. I thought it was natural so I just let it go. Then while sorting beans for the next roasting batch, I spotted one bean with a severely […]

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A Batch of Beans In Question…

bean cut test bad good

I have been tinkering with this batch of beans for quite a while now. It is by no doubt fermented but has no acidic smell. I hate to describe it but it is slightly similar to dried cow dung. I never like its unroasted flavor either. It taste like chocolate but the fruitiness is missing. […]

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