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Engadget [12/19/17, via Engadget]
Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever Bean-to-bar chocolate, on the other hand, is made from scratch, usually by a single person or small group of people. A bean-to-bar chocolate maker sources whole cocoa beans and then roasts, grinds and smoothens them into chocolate in a single facility [...]

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences [12/21/17, via Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences]
Learning is sweet (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications). Audience members also received “experiment packs” containing four packets of chocolate samples to be examined and, of course, eaten throughout the presentation. The lecture opened by covering the history [...]

[01/07/18, via KWTX]
Girl Scouts brew new beverage for cookie season WACO, Texas () Some Central Texas Girl Scouts spent Saturday creating a cookie inspired drink recipe called "Campfire Cocoa". The espresso beverage includes tastes of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows and was inspired by their S'mores [...]

Rappler [01/03/18, via Rappler]
Auro Chocolate is serving up cocoa for a cause We created different programs to help support the farmers. For one, we pay the farmers higher as incentive for quality and do proper segregation. We do basic business administration classes so that they are actually able to treat their farms as a [...]

From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate
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ISBN 9780822547310,0822547317
24 pages
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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 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...

The TCHO factory tour is rich, chocolatey goodness for bean-to-bar nerds

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...

Former Hopewell mayor opens chocolate manufacturing facility

CHESTERFIELD, Va. — 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 unfolds in the back of the Taylor Made Chocolate store begins with cocoa beans that are imported from Haiti. Taylor and his employees sort through the beans, taking out the ones that will take away from the flavor of the chocolate, and then...

Chocolate War: When Geeks Make Better Chocolate

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...