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'From Bean to Bar' Chocolate Workshop
Kuaiwi Farm in Captain Cook hosted two chocolate-making classes which brought together 11 participants to learn the basics of the farm-to-table chocolate-making process. Farmer-hosts Una Greenway and Leon Rosner demonstrated the harvesting of the cacao beans, the drying and fermenting processes, and the complex methods involved in transforming the fermented beans into the finished candy product that so many chocolate lovers swoon over.
In the second workshop class, emphasis was on creating an ultra-smooth finished chocolate product, a skill that requires patience, practice and persistence. One unadvertised benefit of the class was the privilege and delight of sampling chocolate, more chocolate and even more chocolate.
Remember, "There's more to life than chocolate – but not right now" Anonymous