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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_bean

The cocoa bean, also called cacao bean, cocoa and cacao is the dried and fully fermented seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa ...

www.worldcocoafoundation.org/about-cocoa/history-of-cocoa

During this period, the introduction of the steam engine mechanized cocoa bean grinding, reducing production costs and making chocolate affordable to all.

www.worldagroforestry.org/treesandmarkets/inaforesta/history.htm

They crushed the cocoa beans, mixed them with water and added spices, chillies and herbs (Coe's Theory). They began cultivating cocoa in equatorial Mexico.

rodellekitchen.com/learn-vanilla-baking/cocoa-history

All cocoa products are made from cocoa beans, which grow on Cacao Trees. Thousands of years ago, cocoa beans were discovered in South American rain ...

www.medicinehunter.com/brief-history-cocoa

The exact origin of cacao remains shrouded in mystery and hard to pin down, due to ... The Aztec chief offered to exchange some of the cocoa beans for goods  ...

www.icco.org/faq/51-cocoa-trees/114-what-is-the-origin-of-the-cocoa-tree.html

Mar 26, 2013 ... Cocoa beans, from which cocoa products are derived, come from the ... There are scientific claims for the origin of the cocoa tree in several ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-chocolate-21860917

Mar 1, 2008 ... Etymologists trace the origin of the word "chocolate" to the Aztec word "xocoatl," which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans.

www.history.com/news/hungry-history/the-sweet-history-of-chocolate

Feb 13, 2014 ... The Mayans worshipped a god of cacao and reserved chocolate for ... the fatty cocoa butter from roasted cacao beans, leaving behind a dry ...

www.barry-callebaut.com/about-us/media/press-kit/history-chocolate

There are few foodstuffs which have such a rich and intriguing history as cocoa and chocolate. Just like coffee, we inherited the cocoa bean from the mysterious  ...