New arrivals

A very limited supply of Belize from Maya Mountain has arrived. Belize 2016 Organic/Direct Trade:  Smooth, silky chocolate.  The raw beans have an odor of fresh pineapple.  While roasting there is toasted macadamia nuts, warm proofing spelt bread and a lovely savory quality with a touch of tang from fermentation. The four *new* old favorites […]

Site under attack

I’m not quite sure why spambots have it in for us currently, but we are being hit hard and barely keeping our head above water.  When we don’t keep up, you are going to see the main site lag pretty bad and not load. We are working on it. This is just so you know […]

Video Tuesday

Every Tuesday, for the next few months we are going to be putting out a new video on our youtube channel, How to Make Chocolate at Home.  In a similar manner to my walls of words in text, I ramble a bit, taking this or that side path as it suites what I am attempting […]

The long dark tea-time of the soul

It’s more like cocoa-tea-time but you get the drift I suspect. May I present Alchemist’s series #7 – The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul. TLDTTOTS is replacing Fire and Brimstone #4.  It is a semi-dark, richly chocolate, brewing cocoa.  Very possibly the best yet (at least I like it the best).  I really […]

New Wild Bolivia in is

This is almost, but not quite, an ‘it’s back’ moment.  I have offered a wild Bolivia in the past.  That was from the Alto Beni region.  This time the beans are from the Beniano.  Basically the same local native (heirloom?) stock but a different elevation and soil type.  And still very small and full of […]

Organic Belize 2016

We have a lone bag of 2016 Organic Belize in.  At this point, given how the supplier is handling distribution, I’m not confident we will be seeing any more available any time soon. For those unfamiliar with it, the raw beans have an odor of old school juicy fruit hard candy.  While roasting there is […]

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