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Living a cocoa life

My business is cocoa beans, now I haven't gone so far as a cocoa bean to a chocolate bar (although it seems to be popping up in my mind more and more often) but I do use my roasted cocoa beans in delicious ways. The taste of my new Peruvian origin cocoa bean as a brewed drink is a dark chocolate wonder. When prepared correctly (as in using enough, long steeping) the taste experience is like no hot chocolate you have had before. I call it hot chocolate but it’s so much more. The power of infusing and steeping cocoa beans is a totally natural chocolate experience. Though you can choose your own favorite add-ons, a splash of milk or...

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Eat WHOLE Cocoa Beans with Sweet Midnight

Cocoa beans are our stock and trade, and cocoa beans are an amazing work of nature: Rich on cocoa butter and a complex terroir from wherever it was grown. And nothing shows off the bean like our own Sweet Midnight cocoa beans! We roast and sugar our beans, sure--but we also like to...experiment. Finally, we've decided to settle on 6 flavors. For now. No more flavors. It's really fun creating them, but we also have to work on spreading the word. So no more flavors. :) Here's what you've got to choose from: Chai Mint Orange Ginger Paleo Maple Spice Sweet Cocoa Spice is warm and rich. Chai: who knew chocolate and chai would make the perfect match? Orange Ginger the perfect chocolate combination: floral of orange...

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Focusing on the Beans in 2016

The holiday season has come and gone; it was a blur. I want to thank everyone for their most kind attention and support for our evolving cocoa bean journey this year. It has kept me going when all I could see were roasted cocoa beans and hear the whir of the grinder. Talking to you all about cocoa beans is my favorite part of the business. Now on to 2016! I love what I do in my little Griffinsburg store, it keeps me creative, inspired, and joyful. In fact so creative that when I went to a wedding expo with a friend and saw a baker who makes sugared nuts it got me thinking, I could do that with cocoa beans!...

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