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January 30, 2005

New Grenada roaster

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Written by: Martin Christy

Good to see Grenada Chocolate back in production after the island was hit by hurricane Ivan. Apparently they also now have a new gas powered roaster to replace the old wood powered one. Don’t worry though; the beans were in a sealed container so the smoke from the wood never directly affected the beans, although it might have reached the beans in storage above the roasting room, so the new gas fired roaster should eliminate some smoke notes and give them a bit more control.

I’ve heard already the new chocolate is cleaner and finer, though we haven’t got to try any yet. Look forward to giving it a try and letting you know.



About the Author

Martin Christy
Martin Christy is Seventy%’s editor and founder and is a leading voice in the chocolate industry, promoting the cause of fine chocolate and fine cacao and those who produce them. With twenty years’ experience of fine chocolate, he has travelled extensively visiting cocoa plantations and meeting the world’s top producers and is a consultant to the fine chocolate and cacao growing industries worldwide. Martin is Judging Director of the International Chocolate Awards, which he founded in the UK with Kate Johns of Chocolate Week. He is also Acting Chairman of the new fine cacao and chocolate industry association, Direct Cacao and is a member of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative Tasting Panel. He is also a freelance writer about fine chocolate, contributing to UK magazines and several books about fine chocolate.




 
 

 
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