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600 可可与文明


600 Cultures and Cocoa

A.D. 600 the Mayas undertook a massive migration which led this highly civilized people from Central America deep into the northern regions of South America. In Yucatan they established the earliest known cocoa plantations. There is no doubt, however, that the Mayas must have been familiar with cocoa several centuries earlier.

1000 可可与数字


1000 Beans and Figures

From the very early days of cocoa the peoples of Central America used beans as a form of payment. The use of cocoa beans as units of calculation must also have become established before A.D. 1000. One Zontli equaled 400 cocoa beans, while 8000 beans equalled one Xiquipilli. In Mexican picture scripts a basket with 8000 beans represents the figure 8000.

1200 巧克力之争


1200 Chocolate War

By subjugating the Mayas, the Aztecs strengthened their supremacy in Mexico. Records dating from this period include details of deliveries of cocoa which were imposed as tributes on conquered tribes.

1502 哥伦布与可可豆


1502 Columbus and the Cocoa bean

On his fourth voyage to America, Columbus landed on 30th July 1502 in Nicaragua and was the first European to discover cocoa beans. These were used by the natives as currency and also in the preparation of a delightful drink. But Columbus, who was still searching for the sea route to India, was not interested in cocoa.

1513 用可可豆付款


1513 Payment in Beans

Hernando de Oviedo y Valdez, who went to America in 1513 as a member of Pedrarias Avila's expedition, reports that he bought a slave for 100 cocoa beans.

1519 西班牙银行

在1519年,Hernando Cortez占领了墨西哥的部分地区。他并未被可可的味道吸引,倒是对可可豆能作为支付手段这一作用十分感兴趣。他立即建立了一个名为“西班牙”的可可种植园,开始种植 “金钱”。

1519 A Spanish Bank

Hernando Cortez, who conquered part of Mexico in 1519, finds the taste of cocoa not particularly pleasant and is, therefore, much more interested in the value of cocoa as a means of payment. He immediately establishes in the name of Spain a cocoa plantation where, henceforth, 'money' will be cultivated.

1528 香甜的战利品


1528 Sweet Plunder

In 1528, Cortez brings back to Europe the first cocoa and the utensils necessary for its preparation.

1609 第一本巧克力书

1609年,第一本完全介绍巧克力的书籍在墨西哥出版,它的名字叫做“Libro en el cual se trata del chocolate”。

1609 The First Chocolate Book

'Libro en el cual se trata del chocolate' is the title of a book which appear- ed in Mexico in 1609. It is the first book devoted entirely to the subject of chocolate.

1615 富有成效的婚姻

西班牙公主Anna与Louis XIII喜结连理,并把可可饮品带入了法国宫廷。

1615 Fruitful Marriage

The Spanish princess Anna of Austria marries Louis XIII and intro- duces, amongst other Spanish customs, the drinking of chocolate at the French court.

1657 法国人在伦敦


1657 A Frenchman in London

London's first chocolate shop is opened by a Frenchman in 1657.

1662 巧克力的繁荣发展

在Pius V教皇喝道可可后,他十分不喜欢它的味道,于是宣称“这种饮品是禁食的”。然而罗马教会对这种美味饮品的态度却越来越宽容。于是“禁食”这一问题变得棘手起来。在1662年,红衣主教Brancaccio推翻了以前的说法,声称“可可并没有打破戒律”。无疑,人们已经迫不及待地想要在复活节上纵饮可可了。

1662 A Solomon of Chocolate

After Pope Pius V had found cocoa so unpleasant that he declared, in 1569, that "this drink does not break the fast", the supreme church of Rome became more and more tolerant towards the exquisite beverage. The question of the fast took on a new urgency. In 1662, Cardinal Brancaccio hands down the judgment of Solomon:"Liquidum non fragit jejunum." In other words:” Liquids (in the form of chocolate) do not break the fast." Clearly, one had to wait until Easter to indulge in the eating of chocolate.

1670 水手的命运

水手Pedro Bravo凭着他的航海经验,来到菲律宾,筹集资金,用余生建立起了当时最大的可可种植园。

1670 The Fate of a Seaman

Helmsman Pedro Bravo do los Camerinos decides that he has had enough of Christian voyages of exploration and settles in the Philippines, where he spends the rest of his life planting cocoa, thus laying the foundations for one of the great plantations of that time.

1674 巧克力卷

早在1674年人们就可以在伦敦著名的咖啡馆“At the Coffee Mill and Tobacco Roll”里享受到美味的西班牙式的巧克力蛋糕和巧克力卷。

1674 Roll Call

"At the Coffee Mill and Tobacco Roll" was the name of a famous London coffee-house where, as early as 1674, one could enjoy chocolate in cakes and rolls "in the Spanish style".

1677 王令


1677 A Royal Decree

On the strength of a royal decree dated 1st November 1677, Brazil - later to achieve an important position in the world market - establishes in the State of Para' the first cocoa plantations.

1697 苏黎世市长

苏黎世市长Heinrich Escher,在拜访布鲁塞尔,并品尝到可可的美味后,欣喜地把这种美味的新饮品带了回去。

1697 Premier in Zurich

Heinrich Escher, the mayor of Zurich, visits Brussels where he drinks chocolate and returns to his home town with tidings of the new sweet drink.

1704 巧克力税

17世纪末,巧克力在德国出现。普鲁士的Frederick I采取制约进口商品的政策,在1704年对巧克力征税。任何人要想尝到美味的巧克力,就不得不再多花额外的两个银币。

1704 Chocolate Tax

Towards the end of the 17th century, chocolate makes its appearance in Germany. The policy of restricting the importation of foreign produce leads Frederick I of Prussia to impose a tax on chocolate in 1704. Anyone wishing to pay homage to its pleasures has to pay two thalers for a permit.

1711 巧克力移民

1711年,Charles VI皇帝把他的宫廷从马德里迁到了维也纳。随着宫廷的迁移,巧克力也风靡了蓝色多瑙河。

1711 Chocolate Migration

Emperor Charles VI transfers his court from Madrid to Vienna in 1711. With the court, chocolate moves in by via the blue Danube.

1630 巧克力师


1630 Chocolateers

As early as 1630, the coffee-houses of Florence and Venice are offering chocolate whose reputation reaches far beyond the country's borders. Italian chocolateers, well versed in the art of making chocolate, are, therefore, welcome visitors in France, Germany and Switzerland.

1747 抑商


1747 No Hawkers

In the year 1747, Frederick the Great forbids all manner of hawking, especially the hawking of chocolate.

1780 第一家工厂


1780 First Factory

About the year 1780, the first machine-made chocolate is produced in Barcelona.

1819 先驱

第一家瑞士巧克力工厂建立在Vevey附近。它的创建者Francois-Louis Cailler通过交易获得了意大利的巧克力制造秘方。

1819 Pioneers

The first Swiss chocolate factory is set up in a former mill near Vevey. The founder, Francois-Louis Cailler, had learned the secrets of the choco- late-making trade in Italy.

1822 装饰性植物

葡萄牙人Jose Ferreira Gomes把可可树当作装饰性植物引进了位于西非几内亚海湾的普林西比岛。

1822 Ornamental Plant

The Portuguese Jose Ferreira Gomes introduces the cocoa tree as an ornamental plant on the small island of Principe in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa.

1875 牛奶巧克力

瑞士人Daniel Peter经过8年的试验,在1875年向市场推出了第一块牛奶巧克力。

1875 With Milk

After eight years of experiment, the Swiss Daniel Peter puts the first milk chocolate on the market in 1875.

1879 入口即融的甜蜜

1879年,Rodolphe Lindt在瑞士的伯尔尼生产出第一块入口即融的巧克力。

1879 Melting Sweetness

Rodolphe Lindt of Berne produces chocolate which melts on the tongue for the first time in the year 1879.

1900 领导层的转换


1900 Changes in Leadership

Spain, formerly the classic land of chocolate, falls far behind. Germany takes the lead in consumption per head, followed by the United States, France and Great Britain. In just a decade or two another country will be playing first violin in the orchestra of the chocolate nations - Switzerland. The reputation of Swiss chocolate, bolstered by unbroken series of medals at international exhibitions, has not only fallen upon the ears of foreigners. It has also conquered Swiss palates. Like bratwurst, rustic and fondue, chocolate has become a national dish

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