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Cacao and San Marzano Tomatoes

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Say you have a fine flavor, single origin cacao which is as highly recognized as San Marzano tomatoes. The Chuao bean from Venezuela immediately comes to mind.San Marzano tomatoes have a protected denomination or origin (Denominazione Origine Protetta in Italian) - cacao does not. Stringent crtieria are enforced by the government to maintain the integrity [...]

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What is Direct Trade?

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Many artisan chocolatiers, and even some larger chocolate companies, claim they operate on a "direct trade" model. Direct Trade is a term coined in the last 5 to 10 years, first by the coffee industry, and now used widely in both the coffee and cacao business. To date, there is no certifying body or organization [...]

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FAQ-Can I Grow A Cacao Tree From Your Beans?

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Please watch this short video on why you can't grow a cacao tree from cocoa beans.

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5 Great Uses For Cocoa Pods

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Our cocoa pods are great decorative items for home or store. Our whole pods are our most popular item but empty pods have a huge number of uses. You can do a whole lot more with them than just put them out on display or sell them to customers. Here are a five great ways [...]

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Why We Don't Sell Fresh Cocoa Pods

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Please see this short video on why we don't import fresh cocoa pods.

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New Store Launch

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Welcome to our new store launch. We'll be back soon with tips and ideas for using your cocoa pods!

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