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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Former Hopewell Mayor Opens Chocolate Manufacturing Facility Shortly after discovering the artisan chocolate trend, the Taylors decided to enroll in online courses and became certified in bean-to-bar manufacturing, truffle making, and quality assurance. The couple then reached a point where they needed to make a [...]
Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever 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 [...]
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Former Hopewell mayor opens chocolate manufacturing facility in hopes of making an impact CHESTERFIELD — The former mayor of Hopewell, Steve Taylor, and his wife Kim recently opened a chocolate wholesale manufacturing and retail facility, Taylor Made Chocolate, in Chesterfield County. The bean-to-bar artisan chocolate making process that [...]
Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis Bars made in Venezuela, in contrast, are made with 100 percent local cocoa. This gives the new Venezuelan chocolatiers a leg up as they tap into the global 'bean-to-bar' movement, in which chocolate makers oversee the entire process of turning cocoa [...]
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...