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Storing Chocolate

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Storing Chocolate
Chocolate should be kept in a cool, dry place. Heat can cause bloom, which is a grayish-white coating formed from the cocoa butter compounds separating and crystallizing on the surface. If the chocolate is used for baking, the bloom will disappear once the chocolate melts. Bloom can also arise from humidity. Sugar bloom, as this type is known, results when moist air draws the sugar to the surface, where it recrystallizes to form a gray substance. Unlike heat bloom, sugar bloom does affect taste ...
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Common Mistakes When Brewing Coffee

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Common Mistakes When Brewing Coffee
For coffee lovers, we are always in search of the perfect cup - even at home. Many people make various mistakes with their home brew setup, though, so we thought we'd share some of the most common mistakes. Avoid these five points and you'll be well on your way to a better cup of coffee, every day!
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How to Properly Taste Chocolate

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How to Properly Taste Chocolate
Every origin of chocolate is a little bit different. Like with wine, the way to tell the difference between the chocolatiers’ creations is by relying on your palate, much like how you would do at a wine or coffee tasting. Because cocoa beans are a natural, agricultural product and not a formula from a chemist’s lab, different beans can have slightly different characteristics, especially when grown in different regions. Here are three things to look for when you’re tasting chocolate.
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