i made bean to bar kit!;) it was so hard(it takes 7-8 hours!!),but taste was amazingly good! but now,i have sore muscles!xD contents of this kit 100g roasted cacao ...
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How Auro Makes World-Class Chocolate Locally and Sustainably Meet Auro, a bean-to-bar chocolate company that sources their cacao beans from the farming communities in Davao. Founded by Mark Ocampo and Kelly Go, the two were inspired by a trip to Chicago in 2010 and discovered an artisanal chocolate company [...]
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Table Talk: Glacier Confection to hold 'Bean-to-Bar' preview at new facility Friday We are going to be serving cool gelato and decadent chocolate desserts. These will be paired with some craft chocolate cocktails, wine, and espresso. It will be the sweetest of evenings and we hope you can come celebrate being one step closer to [...]
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Unwrapping the Bean-to-Bar Boom When Twenty-Four Blackbirds began, only about 10 other American producers were making chocolate bars out of fermented cocoa beans that they sourced directly from cacao farmers in the tropics. This hands-on, single-origin, “bean-to-bar” process is much [...]
Chocolate, bioterrorism and the birth of Brazilian funk The visgo of cacao sticks to their feet and never comes off, making them like the bark of the trunk, while malaria gives them the yellow color of nearly ripe pods, ready for picking." .. He credits the improvement to the way bean-to-bar makers there [...]
For years, connoisseurs dismissed white chocolate - a confection made with cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar, but with none of the cocoa solids that give darker chocolate its recognizable flavor and color. "White chocolate or white lie?" one online video asks. The host opens with: "If you love white chocolate, I hate to break it to you. You're not eating chocolate."Besides the absence of cocoa solids, the reputation stems from the fact that white chocolate products often contain such...
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
Catherine Liu spills the beans about cacao at the TCHO Chocolate factory tour. Photo: Sarah HanBefore you even arrive at the TCHO Chocolate factory in southwest Berkeley, you should know there is a somewhat long list of rules and requirements to be able to attend. First, guests must be at least eight years old, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Fine and good. There will be no Augustus Gloops getting sucked into tubes here. But the rules go on. There’s a checklist of things you...
Jake Adelstein "THE Chocolate" has been a major hit for Meiji. The packaging helped in selling over 30 million barsJapanese manufacturer of sweets and snacks, Meiji, had an unexpected hit last year in convenience stores and supermarkets with a new line of high-end chocolate bars. The chocolate bars, with their attractive yet minimalist design and highly crafted contents were dubbed simply, meiji・THE Chocolate (明治・ザ・チョコレート). Many people in the sweets industry were...