BT Cocoa Indonesian Cocoa Processing industry & Chocolate

By: BT Cocoa  04/13/2014
Keywords: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Indonesia

Cacao tree is a plant that well known in Indonesia since 1560, but became an important commodity since 1951. Since The Indonesia government began to support the cocoa industry in 1975 . These plants include annual tropical kind that comes from South America. The Mayan and Aztec in South America believed to be the pioneer user of cocoa in food and beverages. Until the middle of the sixteenth century, in addition to the nation in South America , only the Spaniards who know the cocoa plant . From South America the plant is spread to North America, Africa and Asia . Chocolate is a key ingredient in many foods such as milk shakes, candy bars, cookies and cereals. Despite its popularity, most people do not know the unique origins of this popular treat. Chocolate is a product that requires complex procedures to produce. The process involves harvesting coca, refining coca to cocoa beans, and shipping the cocoa beans to the manufacturing factory for cleaning, coaching and grinding. These cocoa beans will then be imported or exported to other countries and be transformed into different type of chocolate products.

Keywords: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Indonesia, Indonesia, Cocoa Processing, Chocolate

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