Forum Activity for @Akbar Kaliwala

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/12/12 03:25:41PM
9 posts

Cocoa mass


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Too many replies back and forth ;)

Can you send me your email id? I have a few more queries.

Arriba too has added a questions to the mix.

Btw, my id is akaliwala@gmail.com

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/12/12 03:12:47PM
9 posts

Fermented cacao beans wanted


Posted in: Classifieds

Thank you Peter and also Steve.

Steve, I will get in touch with you.

Akbar Kaliwala.

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/12/12 03:09:31PM
9 posts

Cocoa mass


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Thanks Ramon. You're right.

In my exploratory stage, I came across this terms - cocoa mass. And I couldnt find a great answer.

BTW, do you only process cocoa mass for making chocolate or do you do bean-to-bar as well?

Akbar Kaliwala.

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/10/12 11:45:52AM
9 posts

Cocoa mass


Posted in: Chocolate Education

What was the origin of the cocoa mass you have used?

Can you suggest me a good supplier to try it out?

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/09/12 10:31:03AM
9 posts

Cocoa mass


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Thank you for your reply.

1. Did you ever try using cocoa mass to make your chocolate?

2. How was it?

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/09/12 08:05:11AM
9 posts

Cocoa mass


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hi all,

I recently came across a supplier in Ivory Coast who was offering cocoa mass for my enquiry regarding raw materials.

My questions:

  1. What exactly is cocoa mass?
  2. During which stage of extraction do we get cocoa mass?
  3. Can it be used to make chocolate?
  4. What are the precautions regarding temperature regulation during transit and storage - if any?
  5. Is it different than couverture?

Looking forward to some answers.

Akbar Kaliwala


updated by @Akbar Kaliwala: 04/10/15 10:46:59AM
Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
06/09/12 08:01:28AM
9 posts

Saplings/Seeds for growing cocoa tree


Posted in: Uncategorized

Hi all,

I am from India and during a recent trip to one of the agricultural colleges, I have identified some land which might be suitable to growing cocoa.

Unfortunately, the college doesnt have seeds/saplings to try it out.

I was wondering if anyone could help me source maybe saplings/seeds to try it out.

And while at it, I might want to try sourcing from Latin America and Ghana to see the result.

If I could get all three - criollo, forastero and trinitario, it would really help in terms of identifying which type would be suitable.

Also, how many seeds would I need to carry out my testing?

Thanks in advance.

Akbar Kaliwala.


updated by @Akbar Kaliwala: 04/09/15 08:48:25AM
Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
03/24/12 04:03:48PM
9 posts

Chocolates in India


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Did you get my mail?

If you haven't received it, please send me a test mail on akaliwala@gmail.com

Akbar Kaliwala
@Akbar Kaliwala
03/24/12 02:45:03AM
9 posts

Chocolates in India


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Just sent you an email. Please check and revert.

Akbar Kaliwala.