Until the end of 1989 the state-owned company Agros accounted for at least 90% of all imports of cocoa beans
and cocoa products.
Pod storage as a means of pulp pre-conditioning cocoa beans
is basically storing the harvested cocoa pods for a period of time before opening the pods and fermenting the beans.
Seeking the right balance thus involves going back to the beginning of the process: the cocoa bean
If cocoa bean
production in -- grew by 200 percent, its contribution to the world cocoa supply would stilt be six percentage points below that of Indonesia.
The Single Origin dark and milk chocolates are created using cocoa beans
from one region (rather than blended).
Still expensive due to the scarcity of cocoa beans
at that time, the first London Chocolate House opened in 1657 ( a trendy meeting place for the elite to savour this luxury drink.
COPAL is the supplier of 75% of all cocoa beans
to the world market (COPAL 2004a).
Different types of cocoa beans
are blended together to the manufacturer's individual formula.
Produced from the cocoa bean
, its scientific name is Theobroma Cacao, meaning Food of the Gods.
The cocoa beans
for Divine and Dubble chocolate bars come from Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of 35,000 growers in Ghana, West Africa.
The activists point out that there are some 600,000 small farms where young boys pick cocoa beans
from dusk to dawn.
Mars is promoting research it sponsored showing cocoa beans
contain compounds which can reduce the risk of heart disease.