Jimmy Lyons preps the raw cocoa beans on baking sheets before roasting them in a convection oven. Cacao  Pods together with beans from Peru and Madagascar. Cacao beans were used as currency by the Aztecs and  considered food of the gods.

In Brooklyn, a culture of refined chocolate making, using the finest cacao beans sourced directly from farmers in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, is on the rise. The last decade alone has seen the ...

 
Jimmy Lyons preps the raw cocoa beans on baking sheets before roasting them in a convection oven. Cacao  Pods together with beans from Peru and Madagascar. Cacao beans were used as currency by the Aztecs and  considered food of the gods.

Is chocolate is better when the cacao beans travel by sail? We'll find out soon. A seafaring tale with hints of smuggling, intrigue, stormy seas and a booty of sustainably-grown cacao beans? Yes ...