Making Raw Chocolate video takes you through the steps to make your own home made chocolate. Use the recipe or just use the natural nibs in smoothies, on chocolate or just nib-ble them. . Making chocolate for yourself is as easy as following these 10 steps. You of course must get your hands on some cacao trees but
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Cacao trees, fruits and how we roast the beans to make nibs We have approximately 25 cacao trees here on our farm in Costa Rica. Some of the trees have been hacked at over time in order to put up fencing and many had been left neglected with life sucking vines covering them. For the
The Cacao blooms are attached to the trunk of the tree. It seems to me that this is a natural defense to keep the branches from breaking. The Cacao fruits are so heavy that just two on any of the branches could cause it to snap so the tree has it’s fruit on it’s trunk.
We have about 25 cacao trees along our creeks here in Costa Rica. We have been playing around with the drying process and learning how to prune our trees lately. We have done a successful batch of nibs but still don’t quite understand the tempering to chocolate process. Here are two images of the fruit