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Here is the first step, gathering your pods, as many as you can, when they ripen, or turn yellow.  With so few trees, I have to get anything that even hints at being ripe, and I don’t think it matters that much.DSC00173

So then you chop ’em I in half and pull out the beans and drop in bucket, to wash and then ferment for 5 days.DSC00174  And then we dry them.  Then roast in the oven or old style in a pan for 10 minutes high heat, and then you have to strip the thin shell.

I need to get some equipo in La Fortuna today, mainly cocoa butter, a hair dryer, roller, pestle and mortar, goggles, scrapers, and a smooth cutting board  Hopefully Edger’s car is working.

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