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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A speakeasy at a chocolate factory? What's not to love about Ethereal Confections? In the new space, the owners are hoping to be able to upgrade some of their equipment for making chocolate . Rather than buying chocolate from another company to turn into confections and bars, they make their own chocolate from cocoa beans—which was [...]
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Davis Chocolate expands from private label to branded items “With us focusing on private label, you need to have the most flexibility.” Davis — a self-described “glutton for punishment” — also wanted his chocolate to be bean-to-bar in order have more control over the finished product. Through distributors [...]
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The owner of indi chocolate followed an unexpected path to create enjoyable, and impactful, treats Erin Andrews worked in finance before launching a company where she can 'make something people love and do well for the world at the same time.' Share story. By. Rebekah Denn. Special to The . CHOCOLATE FOLLOWS a logical progression from [...]
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Zip's returns to Sherman Avenue At its present location at 6525 W. Seltice Way since 1999, owners Chad and Jennifer Fox offer Forest River, Logan Coach and Big Tex trailers for hauling heavy equipment, cars, ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts, toys and landscaping. They manufacture [...]
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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, 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...
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...
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...