Tag Archive: cocoa

Jul 10

How Chocolate Is Made – The Guittard Way

Below are excerpts from Guittard on how they go about their chocolate making process: Growing High Quality Cacao High quality chocolate starts in shaded, jungle-like forests of cacao trees, so Guittard works closely with cacao growers to develop desired chocolate flavors in the beans. Growers carefully manage the health and development of the delicate trees, …

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Apr 12

Plantations Chocolate – History and Details

Q: Is Vintage Plantations Chocolates a “Bean to Bar” chocolate? A: Vintage Plantations Chocolates’ philosophy is to work with farmers who have decided to be certified from the Rainforest Alliance and take them by the hand and add value to their crops so they can make a better living. Hence, they can manage to live …

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Feb 18

Information on Cocoa Beans

Cacao Theobroma Cacao is in the genus Theobroma and species Cacao. Other common names include Chocolate, Cacao, cacaoyer. The cacao bean is the seed of the fruit often thought of as a culinary nut. Cacao beans that are certified organic and raw, dryed at low temperature can be difficult to find. Raw organic cacao is …

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