I hope everyone has had a great holiday season. We took some need time off, but everything is back up and running here. During the time off I had a chance to inspect and test some used Behmors and are offering up a handful as refurbished. In general they have a little cosmetic damage and can't be sold as new, so we have knocked a bit off the price ($225). They still come with the full factory warranty.
Santha has now started offering the Melanger under the "Spectra" name, so over time you will start to see the name change. It is the same Alchemist's Stone Melanger. We expect the next batch of Melangers (with and without timers) in early next month. Hopefully we will also be offering the "Spectra 20 and 40" - 20 and 40 lb capacity Melangers. No promises there though. They have a way of selling out before I can get my hands on them.
Look for a return of a couple cocoa bean favorites. A new crop of delicate 2007 Panama is on the way as well as a small amount of Dominican Republic "Conacado". We are just about out of Ocumare as you will note by the amounts sold out. These will probably be out for a few months at least. But I have been pushing hard to expand with a couple new varieties in the up coming months - we'll see if that pans out.
In the meantime, I know the Christmas season is just ending, but don't forget Valentines day is right around the corner and now is a great time to start thinking and making chocolate for that special person in your life.