I have been working on a series of photo essays that follows our small-batch process of making chocolate.  Here are the journals to date.

Journal #1 describes our permaculture-style method of caring for trees, and shows the shape of young trees as well as flowers and young fruit:  cacao-photo-journal-april-2016

Journal #2 is on selecting pods, opening them and staring the fermentation process: cacao-journal-2

Journal #3 goes into more detail on fermentation, judging the flavor of fermented beans, and drying: cacao-journal-3a

Jounral #4 describes roasting, cracking, and winnowing: Cacao journal 4

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