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#1 mkmnw

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:50 PM

(My first post here) Does anyone know where I might find cocoa/cacao nibs for sale in Portland?

Thanks for any leads!
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 07:50 PM

Howdy and welcome to the foryum...I know, I know...I'm a sucker for bad puns. :roll: :wink:

Give Chocosphere a shot for nibs. www.chocosphere.com

Just scroll down the page a bit and you'll see Valrhona nibs.

http://chocosphere.c...rhona-chef.html

Or if you prefer Scharffenberger...

http://chocosphere.c...ffenberger.html

Or you can support the folks from Oregon at Dagoba.

http://chocosphere.c...cts/dagoba.html

You can order them online or if you call them and ask nicely you can probably pick them up from their distribution site in SE PDX/Milwaukie area. FYI, they're probably slammed right now due to Valentine's Day, but I'm betting that they probably have plenty of nibs in stock.
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Posted 09 February 2005 - 10:53 AM

Cool. Thanks! Maybe I'll contact Chocosphere AFTER the 14th... Some of my favorite baristas made me a bicerin (wow--taste sensation) the other day, and we were trying to brainstorm fun things to do with coffee and nibs.

Lovely pun. Wish I could think of one right now. Thanks again. -m

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:53 AM

Cool.  Thanks!  Maybe I'll contact Chocosphere AFTER the 14th...  Some of my favorite baristas made me a bicerin (wow--taste sensation)  the other day, and we were trying to brainstorm fun things to do with coffee and nibs.

Lovely pun.  Wish I could think of one right now.  Thanks again. -m



MMMMMMMMMM....I'd like to try a Bicerin made w/ Dagoba Xocolatl...(insert drooling emoticon here)
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 02:32 PM

I'm pretty sure In Good Taste and Whole Foods both carry them. I don't know if it's a well-stocked product or not, but I think I've seen them at both. They're part of Scharffen Berger's line of products, which helps. You might try New Seasons and Pastaworks, too.

And welcome, btw.

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