Step by step, how to make bean-to-bar chocolate at home. For full instructions that go with this video see this post: ...
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Flavors swirl at 2 Knoxville bean-to-bar chocolate makers Both men agree that someone with an analytical mind is best suited for making single-source chocolate bars because roasting the bean and extracting and tempering chocolate is a systematic process. They are chocolate makers, not chocolatiers. "I'm an [...]
MIA crowdfunding campaign to expand and increase production in Madagascar Brett Beach, co-founder, MIA, said the entire bean-to-bar chocolate making process – including the roasting, shelling, grinding, tempering and packaging – takes place under one roof in Madagascar. “We have proven the finest quality chocolates can be [...]
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DC Chocolate Festival Takes Visitors From Bean To Bar Rasmussen will offer an introduction to bean-to-bar chocolate making at the festival. It's one of a series of master classes being offered to teach visitors about the process. Other classes will focus on fair trade growing practices and how to support [...]
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Is Chocolate Stuck in the '90s? If a brand controls the chocolate making process through every stage, it's considered bean to bar. There's no official definition but that sums up the concept. The simplistic definition doesn't well describe the process—an artisan approach to [...]
Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post <caption> A block of Callebaut white chocolate. </caption>For years, connoisseurs dismissed white chocolate — a confection made with cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar, but with none of the cocoa solids that give darker chocolate its recognizable flavor and color. “White chocolate or white lie?” one online video asks. The host opens with: “If you love white chocolate, I hate to break it to you: You’re not eating chocolate.”Besides the...
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...
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
Are smartphones making teenagers depressed?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...