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Agribusiness How It Works

Agribusiness How It Works Visits! Godel Farms was featured on Agribusiness How It Works’ Youtube Channel. It’s a great update on the progress of the farm aside from our efforts related to cacao and cacao post harvest.  Part 1 Part 2 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest

Drying and Cacao Grading

Drying and Cacao Grading After fermentation, the cacao beans are sun-dried to 7-7.5% moisture content. These are dried, unsorted cacao beans of Amadeo, Cavite Origin. Our first try at Godel farms in Amadeo to ferment has been quite challenging due to the very small quantity of wet beans. From 26kg of wet beans, the yield […]

Trying Fermentation Part 2

Trying Fermentation Part 2 6th Day of Fermentation This means the wet beans have gone through 48 hours – 48 – 24 – 24. The last will be 18 more hours. The goal is to have fully brown 100% fermentation, which is impossible. But hopefully, we’ve done enough to be as close as possible. Learnings […]

Trying Fermentation Part 1

Trying Fermentation Part 1 Wet Beans Buying in Amadeo, Cavite We just conducted our first buying of wet beans in Amadeo. Only 2 farmers had harvests for a total of 26kg. One batch at 14 brix — perfect ripeness for fermentation. The other batch was at 16 brix. Started February 10, 2023, 3:20pm | Temperature: 26°C, outside […]

Plant Plant Plant

Plant Plant Plant At Godel Farms, we’ve planted a thousand cacao, hundreds of Liberica coffee, squash, papaya and some malunggay the past few weeks.Pine trees and mangosteen are next while we wait for the next thousand cacao.We hope that in 2 to 3 years, we will see them grow nicely.Farming involves a lot of work […]

Five Cacao Trees

Five Cacao Trees So far, we have discovered 5 cacao trees in the farm. All efforts are now being made to rejuvenate them. One has been identified as a criollo. The next step is to get scions from these trees and use them for grafting in order to prevent problems in the future. They should […]

It’s Criollo!

It’s Criollo! The story of Godel Farms has begun. On April 7, 2022, we confirmed that one of the five cacao trees found on our Amadeo, Cavite farm is criollo. This one tree is enough to propagate into 5000 trees through grafting. Hopefully, we will be blessed and we can multiply it successfully. Since it […]