In the distant past, the Aztecs became known the price, the usefulness and harm of cocoa. At the time, the fruit seeds of the cacao tree they used instead of money. Of them also made a spicy drink that combines vanilla, maize, hot
pepper, water, salt and cocoa beans. After the Spanish conquistadors conquered Mexico and found large stocks of cocoa, they began to use them instead of money, and one slave equated to one hundred cacao beans.
Cocoa came to us from the Amazon rainforest. The cocoa tree only grows in areas with moist and warm climate. To contain such a tree would require special conditions such as no wind and direct sunlight.
The collected fruits cocoa undergo a complex process of disintegration under the influence of enzymes, and only after that they become familiar to us the color and flavor.
Then the cocoa beans are sorted, cleaned and steamed, and then crushed, using pressing Continue reading
We all remember from childhood rich chocolate taste and great aroma of this wonderful drink. A Cup of hot cocoa drunk at Breakfast, able to provide a good mood for the whole day. It is worth to find out how to cook cocoa with milk. Powder for the preparation of this drink is made from the seeds of a tree that originally grew in the tropics of South America and later spread around the world. Cultivate this culture began in Central America, where people first used the fruit pulp for the manufacture of alcoholic drink, and then began to prepare beans from the tart spicy drink, which was the progenitor of today’s cocoa, but very different from it in taste and
composition. Beans amazing wood was used not only as food but also as a means of payment instead of money. With the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish, cocoa beans became known to the Europeans and became very popular. Nowadays existing plantations Continue reading