We are proud to present one of the top education programs in the world for chocolate lovers from all walks of life. Chocolate Lovers Unite (!) at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington for a weekend packed with world-class workshops on chocolate! 
Saturday, November 12 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Post Harvest Trials: 5 fermentations, 2 chocolate makers, & 1 cacao bean origin

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Fermentation is a key step in the post-harvest process that affects chocolate flavor. Zorzal Cacao is developing micro-lot fermenting trials with chocolate makers to identify the profile that best suits each buyer. The audience will blind taste test 5 Zorzal Cacao fermentation profiles from chocolate made by Dandelion Chocolate and Raaka Chocolate. We’ll discuss the process of fermentation, how direct trade can be used to develop project-based trials, and the fermentation preferences of chocolate maker.

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Greg D'Alesandre

Chocolate Sourcerer, Dandelion Chocolate
Greg has been working with chocolate for over twenty years, and making chocolate for the last decade. He started making liquid nitrogen truffles in college with "borrowed" equipment from the physics lab. He's been with Dandelion Chocolate for 5 years as partial owner and Chocolate... Read More →
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Nathan Hodge

Co-Founder, Head Chocolate Maker, Raaka Chocolate
I am the Co-Founder of Raaka Chocolate in Brooklyn. Founded in 2010, Raaka is dedicated to raising the quality of cacao standards for both the economic and environmental sustainability of the specialty cacao trade. In Brooklyn we make our signature brand of Virgin Chocolate, derived... Read More →
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Dr. Charles Kerchner

Co-Founder, Reserva Zorzal, Dominican Republic
Dr. Charles Kerchner is co-founder of Reserva Zorzal, a 1,000 acre bird sanctuary and organic cacao farm in the Dominican Republic. He has worked for 15 years with cacao growers developing innovative mechanisms, including selling select cacao bean varietals to artisan chocolate makers... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Chocolate Stories Room

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