Cocoa beans from the Philippines: an underestimated treasure

The cocoa industry in the Philippines has a rich history that dates back to the Spanish Colonial Era when the cocoa tree was introduced. Today, the Philippines is the primary producer of cocoa beans in Southeast Asia. However, the potential of Philippine cocoa beans is often underestimated. This article aims to shed light on the … Read more

Mexican chocolate: tradition and modernity

The history of Mexican chocolate dates back to ancient civilizations, with the Olmecs being the first to consume products derived from cacao beans. They used cacao to make a sour stimulating drink for religious rituals and potentially medicinal purposes. The Maya, on the other hand, processed cacao beans into a paste and mixed it with … Read more

The exotic world of Aruba chocolate

Nestled in the warm embrace of the southern Caribbean Sea, the picturesque island of Aruba beckons with its pristine sandy shores, crystal clear turquoise waters, and the gentle whisper of swaying palm trees. But beyond its coastal allure lies a sweet, surprising richness that is intricately woven into the fabric of this island paradise: its … Read more

The sweetness and acidity of Tahiti chocolate

Tahiti, a word that evokes images of pristine beaches and crystal clear waters, is also home to a burgeoning cacao industry that produces one of the most distinguished chocolates in the world. Tahiti chocolate is revered among connoisseurs for its unique balance of sweetness and acidity, attributes that are intrinsically tied to the island’s exotic … Read more