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Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Process with CocoaTown Part 1

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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Santa Barbara Independent [07/19/18, via Santa Barbara Independent]
Unwrapping the Bean-to-Bar Boom This hands-on, single-origin, “bean-to-bar” process is much different than the industrialized, corporate-controlled chocolate industry, which has ruled the planet since the 1800s and treats cocoa as a gross commodity like wheat rather than a customized [...]

Buffalo News [07/25/18, via Buffalo News]
Chocolate-equipment maker Tomric gets $1.1 million loan from ECIDA affiliate Incorporated in 2005, Tomric makes and sells thermoformed plastic molds and is the sole distributor of chocolate and confectionery equipment made by Selmi, a global provider of machinery. Customers range from artisan confectioners and "bean-to-bar"  [...]

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Retirement Farm Machinery Auction (8/16) Contour Master, knife rolls; 2011 John Deere 630F Hydraflex bean head, 30', Crary air reel, full finger auger, Brock SuperB model SQ24 continuous flow grain dryer, 25hp centrifugal fan, heat recovery, stainless perforated, Quantum Energy Miser [...]

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Best Valentine's Day chocolate: Bean-to-bar artisan brands

In the heart of historic downtown Woodstock sits the quaint Victorian storefront coffee shop turned chocolate factory Ethereal Confections. A glance at the hand-carved sign and a seductive whiff of the sweet aroma makes it clear that something special is going on inside.It's the home of a bean-to-bar chocolate shop launched four years ago by foodies and siblings Mary and Michael Ervin, in collaboration with Sara Miller."We took a few confection-making classes and read books but mostly learned...

Mast Brothers Denies Ex-Employee’s Allegations of Incompetence, Mismanagement

Mast Brothers, the Brooklyn-based hipster chocolate company that faced an epic backlash in 2015, is at the center of another dispute. In a Medium post published yesterday, former employee Matt Robertson details numerous follies he claims he witnessed in his two years working for the Masts, including a claim that the Masts appeared to have no idea how to operate their own chocolate-making equipment.The company, one of the most famous “bean-to-bar” chocolate makers that have emerged in the last...

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 on...

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...