August 2, 2011

old news: cocoa beans

2011.07_cocoa bean fermented
No, no, I'm not saying that cocoa beans are boring.  I am saying that it has taken me awhile to post about my cocoa bean adventures.

About two weeks ago, Eric and I roasted, shelled, and ground a handful of cocoa beans with our friends who brought the fermented beans back from their travels in Costa Rica.  I loved tasting and smelling the different phases in the process!  Since we lacked official chocalatier equipment, we wound up with fine chocolate crumbles rather than a smooth chocolate bar, but nonetheless it was super tasty and nutty!

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