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cocoa:

see cacaocacao
, tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. It has been extensively cultivated in the Old World since the Spanish conquest.
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Cocoa,

city (1990 pop. 17,722), Brevard co., E Fla., on the Indian River (a lagoon), a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway; inc. 1895. It is a tourist and arts center in a region where citrus fruits are grown. An 8-mi (12.9 km) causeway leads from the city over Indian River to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. Patrick Air Force Base is nearby.

cocoa

, cacao
a. a light to moderate brown colour
b. (as adjective): cocoa paint

Cocoa

Apple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. Mac OS X applications and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C programming language. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, Mac OS X, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
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Thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' in organization and presentation, "Chocolat: From the Cocoa Bean to the Chocolate Bar" is enthusiastically recommended and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, family, and community library cookbook collections.
Spontaneous organic cocoa bean box fermentation in Brazil are characterized by a restricted species diversity of lactic acid bacteria and acetic acid bacteria.
Efforts to increase the added value of primary products such as diversification of cocoa beans into the processed products is one of the solutions to these problems [11,12].
An agriculture research group in Central Africa is developing a new type of tree that can produce up to seven times more cocoa beans than regular trees.
The response surface plot developed (Figure 2) showed a rapid degradation of the anthocyanins in the cocoa bean with increasing roasting time compared to pod storage.
Uncooperative weather, for instance, has cut crop yields in the Ivory Coast--the country that produces the most cocoa beans in the world--and earlier a failed political coup in that country did its part to send antsy traders to the buy side.
After this the cocoa beans, as they are now called, are dried before they are ready for export.
Providing cocoa beans which are unfermented, and/or fermented for up to and including four days, wherein the cocoa beans are de-hulled cocoa beans:
Political unrest in the Ivory Coast, where 40 per cent of the world's cocoa beans are grown, has 'significantly' depleted the number of certified fair trade cocoa farmers.
Chocolate-producer Lindt USA will be providing cocoa bean shells to New Hampshire's largest electric utility, Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), as part of a partnership aimed at producing renewable power the state.
On the programme a spokesperson for Whittakers said its sales had been boosted, as the company didn't use palm oil However, when confronted with the child labour facts, the spokesperson could not and would not confirm that the cocoa beans it used came from plantations that did not use child labour.