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Milwaukee Magazine [09/05/18, via Milwaukee Magazine]
Tabal Chocolate in Wauwatosa is the Area's Only Bean-to-bar Shop “It's social justice – from bean to packaging,” says chocolate maker Dan Bieser, who christened his first bars of Tabal in a rented commercial kitchen above Milwaukee's Amaranth Bakery in 2012. Named after the Mayan word that means “relationship [...]

Miami New Times [09/05/18, via Miami New Times]
Cao Chocolates Harvests Miami-Dade's Only Cacao Trees The beans, removed from the bitter exterior, will be fermented inside small wooden boxes, dried in the sun, crushed, and transformed into homegrown Miami chocolate — which, if all goes as planned, will debut before year's end at Cao Chocolates (9800 [...]

Candy Industry [09/06/18, via Candy Industry]
Castronovo Chocolate founder combines ecology PhD with chocolate making “It is up to the chocolate maker to micro-manage the entire process from bean-to-bar and make the on-the-fly decisions that do not fit into formulaic production,” Castronovo says. “Sometimes this may mean altering a roasting profile to highlight [...]

HuffPost [08/28/18, via HuffPost]
What's Fancy Chocolate Made Of That Makes It So Expensive? Askinosie Chocolate participates in direct trade and profit-sharing with its cacao producers, meaning the beans are sourced directly from farmers, and a portion of the proceeds of each chocolate bar goes back to them. . At Askinosie, there's a 70 [...]

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The TCHO factory tour is rich, chocolatey goodness for bean-to-bar nerds

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...

From bean to bar – welcoming Cocoa Life farmers to the UK

We were honoured to host two cocoa farmers from our sustainable cocoa sourcing programme, Cocoa Life, as well as Ghana’s Cocoa Life Director, on a four day visit to the UK in November. They got to see how their cocoa harvest is transformed into Cadbury chocolate and we got an insight into how Cocoa Life is helping whole communities to thrive. Without cocoa there is no chocolate. Without cocoa-farmers, there is no cocoa. Cocoa Life is addressing this very real threat by becoming a partner...

Chocolate War: When Geeks Make Better Chocolate

What is Ruby chocolate?Bean-to-Bar (BTB) means that all the process of making the chocolate happens in-house. From sorting, to roasting, to cracking, all the way to moulding, the entire BTB process happens inside one facility with one person or a small group of people. The efficiency of the system even includes the farms where the BTB companies get their beans from. It can be assumed that such a tight system makes it easy to produce chocolate that is said to rival with any other chocolate...

Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country’s dwindling elite. Like some 20 recently launched Venezuelan businesses, Silva uses the country’s aromatic cocoa to make gourmet bars of the kind that can fetch more than $10 each in upscale shops in Paris or Tokyo. The oil-rich but...