cocoa bean

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The cocoa beans are imported from Mexico, and roasted and ground in-house. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Bicentennial bucket list: 20 essential Illinois drinks," 29 June 2018 To prove the provenance of all cocoa, every smallholder's farm would need to be mapped and every cocoa bean tracked from farm to port. Tim Cocks And Ange Aboa, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ivory Coast, chocolate giants team up to make cocoa production more sustainable," 19 Apr. 2018 Since a warming climate is driving coffee farming to higher elevations, one of the Onyx projects involves helping farmers switch to growing cocoa beans at lower elevations. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Need a great place to start your day? Charlotte's newest coffee palace is ready for you," 30 May 2018 Bags of cocoa beans from Guatemala, Haiti and Peru decorate the entrance of the factory. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Cuban coffee, cigars and chocolate? Little Havana opens a new chocolate factory | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 Handmade and handwrapped chocolate bars line the shelves in the lobby of the factory underneath photos of the farms where some of the cocoa beans are purchased. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Cuban coffee, cigars and chocolate? Little Havana opens a new chocolate factory | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 Evidence of the shift is everywhere in the Medicilândia region, where barren pastures have given way to shady plantations of cocoa trees bearing yellow and ruby pods, the fibrous protective coverings for the cocoa beans. Marcy Nicholson And Marcelo Teixeira, The Christian Science Monitor, "Brazil plants chocolate forests to save the Amazon," 12 Apr. 2018 Todd Masonis, owner of Dandelion, steers his chocolate away from that style and makes what Giller calls a quintessential American-style bean-to-bar chocolate—which uses only two ingredients, cocoa beans and sugar. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "A Quest to Find America’s Best Craft Chocolate Makers," 31 Jan. 2017 Extra virgin olive oil would replace the traditional cocoa butter — the fat found in cocoa beans — in the finished chocolate. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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cocoa bean

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English Language Learners Definition of cocoa bean

: the seed of a tropical tree (called the cacao) that is used in making cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter

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