a 2nd try

Batch 2 was more successful. I made this batch with Venezuelan Ocumare beans. The roast was still a shot in the dark, in fact every step in the process was a bit arbitrary. This batch was much better than the first but still not very good.

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a beginning

I am learning about chocolate: its history, how it is made, and its range of flavors and possibilities. For my first batch, I ordered a few pounds of miscellaneous 'testing' beans - they weren't identified, but they were cheap and perfect for my purposes of learning how to make chocolate from the bean. 

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