All About Cacao Fermentation
After the farmers have harvested the cocoa pods from the tree, some of the most crucial work begins to make fine, high-grade chocolate. The beans must be carefully fermented to bring out the very best flavors. It is unfortunate that the process of proper fermentation is underappreciated both by the public and the farmer alike. However, to the artisanal chocolatier, proper fermentation is critically important.