March 05, 2007

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”—Theophrastus

Chocolate Morsel of the Day

“Which cocoa bean should I buy or start with? Don’t I want the best Criollo?” If you are just getting into home chocolate making, frankly, don’t sweat your choice. All the beans I carry will make a fine chocolate. That is my job. Criollo has a big name, but many people don’t seem to like the delicate nature. Forastero will give a great deep chocolate flavor, but may be a little one dimensional. If in doubt, choose a Trinatario that sounds good. You won’t go wrong.