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Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever Over 15 years, Anderson's roaster has gone through at least four iterations; his winnower, over a dozen; his conche, four. It turns out it's actually pretty hard to make great chocolate. And just because you have a good machine doesn't mean you can [...]
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Burial Beer Winnower, with chocolate & raspberries Burial Beer Winnower returns to cans and draft once again June 8th. Asheville, North Carolina local French Broad Chocolates brought Burial Beer the cocoa nibs, and the brewery combined them with fresh raspberries. It was up to the brewers to find balance. [...]
Labor of love: How a local couple turns cocoa beans into chocolate bars Sending the roasted beans through the winnower: The winnower machine shatters the roasted cocoa bean and vacuums out the shell. Calibration must be precise in order to avoid unnecessary product waste that could either suck up expensive essential [...]
Cocoatown Helps Create 'Bean-to-Bar' Chocolate Entrepreneurs Across the World multiple patents in the process. An all-stainless-steel system costing about $4,000 will net customers a drum roaster, a cracker, which opens the beans; a winnower, which separates the skin and husk from the nibs, and a patented grinder in multiple [...]
This Kailua bean-to-bar chocolate company turns its leftover cacao bean shells into tea. By Diane Lee Published: 2015.02.03 08:00 AMPhotos: Diane LeeWe recently went on our first chocolate factory tour to Mānoa Chocolate Hawai‘i in Kailua, where we discovered a sinful, very local treat: chocolate tea.That’s right, tea made from chocolate. Chocolate tea is a byproduct of the candy manufacturing process. The roasted cacao shells are separated from their nibs using a winnower powered by a power...
In celebration of International Chocolate week, Britain’s luxury retail store, Harrods will feature a range of chocolates from around the world.Included in the special collection will be chocolate from Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad & Tobago Single-Estate Chocolate Box, available from today, October 10.Unlike the other packages which feature the origin of the chocolate from a country, the T&T chocolate will be the only one to feature the cocoa plantations from which the chocolate...
Alden Williams/Fairfax NZKarl Hogarth launched his Hogarth Craft Chocolate at the Nelson Market a month ago, after more than a year of refining his recipes.Karl Hogarth's first batch of chocolate almost went up in flames.He had roasted the cocoa beans, run them through the winnower and was about to put them in the grinder when a neighbouring businessman came to the door.The building's on fire, he said. "I switched everything off and went round there and it was just a little fire," Hogarth...
Inside Brooklyn’s 4 Chocolate Factories, you can learn how cacao turns into candy, and everything you need to know become a certified chocolate snob. Photo: Meredith Craig de PietroYou can buy chocolate from dozens of chocolatiers in New York, but only in Brooklyn can you visit four different chocolate factories to see the magic in action. I spent the better part of the fall touring Brooklyn’s flourishing chocolate scene and discovered flavors and delights beyond anything Hershey’s could...