Fermup The Fermented Food Podcast

24: Chocolate Harvest and Fermentation

This week we discuss how chocolate is harvested and fermented. Unlike our coffee episode, there is no question that chocolate is fermented.

Cacao Beans in Pod

Show notes:

[The microbiology of cocoa fermentation PubMed](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15462126)
[Theobroma cacao: from Bud to Bean Tava](https://www.tava.com.au/article_processing.html)
[Cacao Fermentation Training in Vietnam YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8_J05eak_U)

This video is in Vietnamese with English subtitles. It is a training video for how to ferment and dry cacao beans.

[The difference between “lavado” and “fermentado” cacao beans used for chocolate YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ODn_VCj2o)

A video from Mexico describing the differences between lavado and fermentado cacao beans.

[How to Grow a Chocolate Plant in a Container YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiGXgcoldIA)

Even you can grow and harvest your own cacao tree in a pot if you live in the proper climate.

[Dehydrate It The Shop](https://culturedpickleshop.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/dehydrate-it/)

Some interesting ideas for dehydrating fermented foods from the people at Cultured Pickle Shop.

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