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Salt Lake Tribune [09/22/18, via Salt Lake Tribune]
After Aggie Ice Cream and Aggie Cheese, Utah State University's chocolate factory could be the start of a new food ... The Beehive State is mirroring a growing national trend in which producers make chocolate using the “bean-to-bar” process. That means they ship cacao beans from some of the world's best growing regions — think Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela — then  [...]

The Herald Journal [09/19/18, via The Herald Journal]
USU opens Chocolate Factory to students, general public People waited in line at the student housing complex for a tour of the new factory that USU officials said makes chocolate “from bean to bar.” Inside the glass-paneled factory, people licked plastic spoons of chocolate, mothers and fathers hoisted [...]

Los Angeles Times [09/10/18, via Los Angeles Times]
See chocolate bars be made from scratch at LetterPress Chocolate's new Los Angeles store We've become accustomed to restaurants with open kitchens, coffee shops with on-site roasters, taquerias where you can see the tortillas being made — but how about a shop where you can watch your chocolate go from bean to bar? That's the case at  [...]

Candy Industry [09/07/18, via Candy Industry]
How the fine chocolate sector can learn from other craft industries The interviewees ranged from equipment and cocoa bean suppliers, to bean-to-bar chocolate makers) and chocolatiers, to merchandisers. Each interviewee was given a placard and asked to point the arrow in the direction that signals his/her sentiment for [...]

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Best Valentine's Day chocolate: Bean-to-bar artisan brands

In the heart of historic downtown Woodstock sits the quaint Victorian storefront coffee shop turned chocolate factory Ethereal Confections. A glance at the hand-carved sign and a seductive whiff of the sweet aroma makes it clear that something special is going on inside.It's the home of a bean-to-bar chocolate shop launched four years ago by foodies and siblings Mary and Michael Ervin, in collaboration with Sara Miller."We took a few confection-making classes and read books but mostly learned...

Mast Brothers Denies Ex-Employee’s Allegations of Incompetence, Mismanagement

Mast Brothers, the Brooklyn-based hipster chocolate company that faced an epic backlash in 2015, is at the center of another dispute. In a Medium post published yesterday, former employee Matt Robertson details numerous follies he claims he witnessed in his two years working for the Masts, including a claim that the Masts appeared to have no idea how to operate their own chocolate-making equipment.The company, one of the most famous “bean-to-bar” chocolate makers that have emerged in the last...

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...

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...