Champion Juicer Price increase

If you have been thinking about getting a Champion Juicer NOW is the time.  Plastaket has introduced a MAP policy, so as of April 1 (no joke again – I’m going to get my mileage out of that phrase this year) the new price for the USA will go from $240 to $265.  But until […]

New beans and the new exciting news – and one week closure

First off, although not terribly exciting, I need to announce Chocolate Alchemy will be closed from  June 15 – June 23.  I will be heading out to China on a technical consulting trip and will mostly be not available.  I may or may not be able to answer e-mails, but under no circumstances can any […]

Does size really matter?

David and Goliath? Me and Mini-Me? Bigger is better? The tiny powerhouse? Frankenstein vs….damn can’t think of a small monster. Well, I really wanted a good one-liner there, but inspiration eludes me.  So I’m just jump into what I want to talk about.  Cocoa bean sizes.  As is the definition of ‘average’, most cocoa beans […]

Colombian Santander – Lot 3666 & 3668 – 2011

Sadly, the Venezuelan Porcelano is gone, and although not a replacement for it (hah, I make myself laugh there), two new lots of a brand new origin are in. Colombian Santander.  This is a perfect example why one should not judge a book (or bean) by it’s cover (or appearance).  It’s not pretty, but neither […]

Brewing Cocoa

There has recently been a lot of buzz about various brewing chocolates.  Choffy and  Crio Bru are the two big ones that come to mind.  I’ve received more inquires than I can count about what makes them so special, if my roasted cocoa beans will work and how one can make their own hot chocolate […]

Back in Stock

A few more bags of Venezuelan Chuao have made it in.  Right now I have a single ‘spare’ bag available for wholesale.  Multiple bags (50 kg) are available.  Please contact me directly if you would like pricing and more information. Also, Soy Milk Powder is back and makes a GREAT dairy free “milk” chocolate.  Combine […]



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