Source for cacao beans (not roasted nibs) in medium quantity.

Matt Caputo
@matt-caputo
03/21/10 07:00:05PM
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Does anyone know a good source for non roasted cacao beans in medium quantity? I am looking to play around with them in my shop, not to make chocolate, but to actually make beverages out of.I don't want to import my own, but could buy a hundred pounds or more at a time. I realize I will be paying a premium over what one would pay when buying a ton or more, but I seem to only be able to find way over priced stuff.
updated by @matt-caputo: 04/16/15 03:55:48PM
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick
@ruth-atkinson-kendrick
03/21/10 07:13:07PM
194 posts
Can't Art get you some?
Matt Caputo
@matt-caputo
03/21/10 07:15:21PM
53 posts
To expensive!
Duffy Sheardown
@duffy-sheardown
03/22/10 09:06:31AM
55 posts
John Nanci is a great supplier on the chocolatealchemy site
Clay Gordon
@clay
03/22/10 09:44:44AM
1,680 posts
Matt:Best bet is a bag, which will be about 50-65 kg depending on the origin. There are a couple of growers that have operations here in the US that could easily provide you with beans in this quantity.Patrick Pineda (Venezuela) is one of them (go to Members and Search). Another is MarabelFarms (Dominican Republic).John Nanci is a good source for many origins but I think that you will find that he is even more expensive than Art Pollard.:: Clay


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Matt Caputo
@matt-caputo
03/22/10 11:50:54AM
53 posts
Clay,Thank you very much. I already tried MarabelFarms, both on the contact us on their website and DM through twitter. They answered neither. I will try Patrick.Thanks,Matt
Clay Gordon
@clay
03/22/10 11:57:56AM
1,680 posts
Did you try through TheChocolateLife?


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Matt Caputo
@matt-caputo
03/22/10 12:05:39PM
53 posts
Clay,I can't seem to find Marabel through TheChocolateLife. I searched Marabel and nothing. How should I locate them here?Thanks,Matt
Clay Gordon
@clay
03/22/10 12:11:57PM
1,680 posts
Here is their profile page.


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