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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Is Some of the Best Artisan Chocolate Found In Utah? DeAnn Wallin turned her love for chocolate into a hobby and started off by selling bars at farmer's markets in 2013. She buys beans directly from small farms or through brokers, sourcing from Vietnam, Madagascar, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Bolivia [...]
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From bean to bar: chocolate production the Lindt way Lindt & Sprüngli is one of the few 'bean-to-bar' chocolate makers in the world, with full control of the production chain, from the selection of cocoa beans to the end product. On the one hand, this approach allows it to control the entire [...]
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Cocoa Manna a yummy stop along Sperryville Pike Mosebrook invites everybody to stop into Cocoa Manna for a personal tour of the seldom scene “bean to bar” process. Currently the chocolate maker is stocking up for the coming holidays, and she will gladly take any special gift orders in advance. [...]
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Artisan Arkansas chocolate company coming to Tulsa markets The company also offers truffles, as well as more exotic items such as cocoa tea, made from a by-product of the chocolate-making process, regular and peppermint hot chocolate mixes, and “Cracked Cacao,” cacao nibs cooked with sugar, bourbon and spices [...]
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...
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...
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...
CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country’s dwindling elite. Like some 20 recently launched Venezuelan businesses, Silva uses the country’s aromatic cocoa to make gourmet bars of the kind that can fetch more than $10 each in upscale shops in Paris or Tokyo. The oil-rich but...