Archive for the ‘cacao’ Category

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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Cacao Surplus and Price Decline

How large is the current demand for cacao products? I never know exact number nor estimate. What I know is, it is so huge and our current production is so low to cope with. The government included it in national budget few years ago. The campaign became massive. Related government agencies began purchasing seedlings in […]

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