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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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 [...]
The TCHO factory tour is rich, chocolatey goodness for bean-to-bar nerds According to Liu, many traditional cocoa farmers never taste the chocolate made from their beans, so they have little control over, or knowledge of, the final product. To help remedy this, TCHO has built flavor labs at each of the co-ops it works with [...]
Former engineer walks away from career to sell coffee With no training, Quiroz and her husband dove into the world of coffee-bean roasting two years ago. After several false starts with green coffee bean distributors, the couple acquired four 150-pound costals — the minimum an importer would sell them [...]
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Sweet move for chocolate-maker | NWADG - Arkansas Online Lauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building. [...]
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Lauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building.There was plenty the first-time business owner needed to do to simply get Hello Cocoa, a bean-to-bar chocolate-maker, up and running at its Fayetteville location. But Blanco was busy imagining the future in a new place at the same time."I was researching floor tile because I couldn't wait to design a space where we could create this cool, chocolate...
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...