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!