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From cocoa to chocolate

From cocoa to chocolate

A food-lover's saga - New Edition


M. Barel

Edition 2016

This book, written by a scientist who specialises in cocoa and is a chocolate lover himself, takes us on a journey around the world to discover the culture of cocoa and its processing. Step by step along the way we meet small growers, merchants, traders and chocolate makers. Nutritionists and law makers reveal secrets and guidelines. We view the process through the eyes of a chemist as we explore the molecules of the aroma and follow them during the fermentation and roasting of the beans. Eventually we get to taste the chocolate and distinguish the different locations where beans are grown. Filled with the author's personal experiences, this beautiful book introduces us to the great history of chocolate, the saga of a delicacy known as the "food of the gods".


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Quel est le meilleur chocolat ?

Which Chocolate is Best?

90 keys to Understanding Chocolate


M. Barel

Edition 2015

A book to find out everything about chocolate, from growing the cocoa tree through all the cocoa processing stages. Discover the secrets of its smell, the art of chocolate-making, its tasting pleasures and its virtues. A fascinating work written by a scientist specialising in cocoa and a huge lover of chocolate.


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Cocoa Quality

Cocoa Quality

The Impact of Post-harvest Treatment


M. Barel

Edition 2013

All planter activities have an impact on cocoa quality, from harvest to storage. This book reviews these activities and helps growers in controlling the quality of their product. It provides cocoa buyers and chocolate manufacturers with elements to retrace the history of a cocoa, remedy defects if any and define specifications. Chocolate manufacturers, couverture suppliers and craftsmen will understand how to access the quality and flavour they are seeking.


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Tropical Perennial Crops

Tropical Perennial Crops

The Economic and Ecological Challenges of Diversification


F. Ruf, G. Schroth

Edition 2013

After a monoculture phase, it is becoming an unavoidable necessity to diversify perennial crops (cocoa, rubber, palm or coconut oil) in humid tropical areas. Why and when should these diversification processes take place? What type of planter is involved? What are the constraints to diversification? How do public policies and private actions interfere? The authors answer these questions through fifteen case studies, mainly located in Africa and South-East Asia, thereby providing a better understanding of the economies of family plantations and their recent changes.


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A History of Colonial Plants

A History of Colonial Plants

From Cocoa to Vanilla


S. Volper

Edition 2011

Set off on a journey rich in aromas and flavours in late 19th century Africa up to the African States gaining their independence in 1950! This well-illustrated book retraces the golden age of colonial plants and their significance in African countries until recent times.


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Improvement of Cocoa Tree Resistance to <I>Phytophthora</I> Diseases

Improvement of Cocoa Tree Resistance to Phytophthora Diseases


C. Cilas, D. Despréaux

Edition 2004

The main purpose of the overview presented in this book is to provide the international community with knowledge and tools that can be used to breed cocoa trees with greater resistance to Phytophthora. It covers pathogen diversity, epidemiological ...


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Café, cacao, thé

Café, cacao, thé

1957-1994


Edition 2001
This CD-ROM includes full-text versions of the articles and technical and economic notes published in the journal Café, cacao, thé, edited by Ircc (Institut de recherches du café et du cacao) and then by Cirad, from 1957 to 1994.
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Les champs du cacao

Les champs du cacao

A Competitiveness Arena in Africa and Asia


Hanak Freud, P. Petithuguenin, J. Richard

Edition 2000
Beginning in the mid-1980s, the world prices of many tropical products began a steep decline. Cirad therefore launched a study to compare the performance of cocoa subsectors of the three top producing countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia ...
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Booms et crises du cacao

Booms et crises du cacao

The Brown Gold Rush


F. Ruf

Edition 1995

The history of cocoa production worldwide mirrors that of the migration of millions of men and women searching for land on which to grow brown gold. Such land is almost always covered in tropical forest. The history of cocoa is therefore also that ...


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Stratégies des producteurs en zone caféière et cacaoyère du Cameroun

Stratégies des producteurs en zone caféière et cacaoyère du Cameroun

How Have They Adapted to the Crisis?


B. Losch, J. Fusillier, P. Dupraz

Edition 1991

The ongoing coffee and cocoa price slump is inevitably leading to changes in budgets, cropping systems and production systems. However, coffee and cocoa farmers do not have the same amount of room to manœuvre.


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