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Cocoa | by Edith A. Browne



It is astonishing how ignorant is the world as a whole of the great industries which maintain our oft-boasted civilization, and it is ignorance of this character which this series of books aims to dispel. Produced on the same lines as the "Peeps at Many Lands" series, which has met with such remarkable success, these books will bring the reader into a complete understanding of all the great industries of the British Empire and the world at large. Technicalities being avoided, there are no impedimenta in the way of easy assimilation of the story and the romance of great manufactures. The reader is taken into the atmosphere and confronted with the stern realities of each industry, and when he has laid down the book he will find he has another window in his house to let in the sunshine of knowledge.

TitleCocoa. Peeps At Industries
AuthorEdith A. Browne
PublisherA. & C. Black, Ltd
Year1920
Copyright1920, A. & C. Black
AmazonCocoa
-Note
It is astonishing how ignorant is the world as a whole of the great industries which maintain our oft-boasted civilization, and it is ignorance of this character which this series of books aims to dis...
-Chapter I. A Surprise Packet
It so happens that I drop in to see you at a moment when you are busy unpacking a parcel. Friends such as we are, travelling companions who have pulled out together many a time on old trails and new f...
-Chapter II. Off To The Gold Coast
It is nearly a four-thousand mile journey from Liverpool to Accra, the capital and chief cocoa port of the Gold Coast. Four days after crawling through a fog in the River Mersey our steamer is running...
-Chapter III. Cacao Palaver
We have met by appointment after dinner on the boat deck. The air is stiflingly still and hot, but the moon is shining brightly, and myriads of stars are adding their lustre to the splendour of the tr...
-Chapter IV. We Land At Accra
Two days after leaving Freetown we call at Seccondee. We have reached the Gold Coast. The West African portion of our Empire which is commonly spoken of as the Gold Coast for short, includes the Gold...
-We Land At Accra. Continued
The day after leaving Seccondee and fourteen days after leaving Liverpool our ship drops anchor in the Accra roads. Accra as viewed from the sea makes us think of the east coast of England round Yarmo...
-Chapter V. A First Peep At Accra
We have been staying in Accra a few days before going up country. To-morrow we are starting for a tour in the Bush, where we shall be in the midst of cocoa trees growing amongst native chop crops. Thi...
-A First Peep At Accra. Continued
Drying Cocoa Beans : Gold Coast There are servants' quarters in each compound, and no natives other than the servants of residents are allowed to take up their abode within the Reservation Area. B...
-Chapter VI. Off To The Bush
We are going by train from Accra to Tafo, the main artery of the most extensive cocoa-growing district in the Gold Coast. Although the whole distance to railhead at Tafo is only about sixty-six miles,...
-Chapter VII. Gold Coast Cocoa Farmers
Put on your helmets so that you can lean over the verandah without getting sunstroke, and look at the people who throng the village highway through Nsawam. They are the country relations of the native...
-Chapter VIII. Among The Gold Coast Cocoa Farms
We have come about five miles along the cross-country road to Asuboi. Onwards from the outskirts of Nsawam there have been cocoa trees to right of us and cocoa trees to left of us, and still we are ru...
-Chapter IX. Among The Gold Coast Cocoa Farms (Continued)
As there is still no one to be seen we go back to the car and slowly continue our journey along the road, all the time on the lookout for any sign of cocoa being gathered or anyone who can tell us whe...
-Chapter X. Going To Market
We have travelled by train to Mangoase, thence up the line to Tafo; and from Tafo we have returned by car to Kof oridua, where we are now staying. It is early morning. The sun has only just risen, bu...
-Chapter XI. We Go To Ashanti
From Accra we return by boat to Seccondee, whence we go by train to Coomassie, the capital of Ashanti. The distance by rail from Seccondee to Coomassie is 168 miles, and under existing travelling con...
-Chapter XII. Cocoa In Ashanti
From Coomassie we make numerous excursions to the surrounding country. Everywhere we go we see multitudes of cocoa-trees, alternating with stretches of forest or occupying a clearing in the heart of t...
-Chapter XIII. The World's Production And Consumption
The world's production of raw cocoa has reached an annual total of upwards of 300,000 tons. The principal countries contributing to this grand total are, in the British Empire, the Gold Coast, and Tri...
-Chapter XIV. We Visit Bournville
To see how cacao beans, or, as they are commonly called, cocoa beans, are transformed into cocoa essence, chocolate powder, plain chocolate, fancy chocolates, and numerous other good things, we must...
-Chapter XV. How They Make Cocoa And Chocolate
During the roasting process some of the water which is a natural part of the cocoa bean is evaporated. Consequently, the percentage of the fat ingredient in the roasted nibs is raised to the high prop...
-Chapter XVI. The House That Fry Built
This is the House that Fry built. It was founded in 1728, nearly two hundred years ago, by a young Quaker doctor, Joseph Fry, and is historically famous as the parent of British cocoa and chocolate f...
-National Symbols
National Symbols Of The Countries Of The World ...
-Cocoa. Peeps At Industries
Each Volume Containing L6 Pages Of Illustrations From Photographs Large crown 8vo. Picture Cover Sugar The first volume is certainly a happy beginning. Miss Browne writes from first-hand knowledge,...









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