Watch Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AFZPDfDTSM Chef Erika Davis explains the bean-to-bar process using CocoaTown equipment.
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Bühler expands its Jakarta cocoa application facility Bühler has invested in its recently opened cocoa application facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, adding a new cocoa application laboratory to the facility. This expansion will allow Bühler to offer complete cocoa processing trials to its clients in [...]
Echoing The Past, Heralding The Future: Mirzam Chocolate Makers “What we specialize in is making chocolate from bean to bar ,” Johnston explains. “So, we source cocoa beans ideally from plantations that are located along the historical Spice Route, where the Arab traders from this region were, at one point in [...]
Made-in-Malaysia Nama-style chocolates Now that's a tough chocolate to track down. So in 2016, realising there was a vacuum in the market for quality chocolate at accessible prices, Michael Woo and his wife Lee See Pin started their own brand of chocolate truffles called Cocoraw. “We kind [...]
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Meet Bar & Cocoa, A Curated Craft Chocolate Shop And Subscription Club These beans are coming from companies that create a community or co-op to refine the fermentation process. There's one co-op cocoa community in Tanzania and at least 20 chocolate makers I know of buy from them. They are doing such cool things. It's [...]
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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...
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...
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...
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...