How to make chocolate from Cocoa beans shows the Oaxacan tradition of turning cocoa beans and sugar into chocolate. Some believe southern Mexico to be ...
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Ghana chocolate producers aim to break the mould During her 10 years as a humanitarian aid worker for the UN, Selassie Atadika spent a lot of time hearing colleagues complain about “African food”. Four years ago, she left the international organisation, went to culinary school in the US and then [...]
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Small Batch Chocolate-Maker Puts Together Some of LA's Best-Sourced Cacao We are chocolate manufacturers that buy cocoa beans. We roast them, break them down, and make chocolate bars.” The partners study chocolate in a similar manner to wine or coffee, and perform the entire chocolate-making process in front of customers. [...]
Chocolate makers invest in sustainable cocoa sourcing In his talk on what goes into making an excellent chocolate bar, Galo Pazmino of Ecuador-based Pacari Chocolate, stressed three things – the bean, the processing and the farmer. Chocolate makers can ensure a steady supply of quality beans only by [...]
From bean to bar: The Bay Area's chocolate revolution He also makes chocolate in small batches, starts with dry cacao beans, and controls the process from start to finish. Both Wallace and Phan are part of a growing wave of artisans in the Bay Area and beyond who make what's known as “bean to bar” chocolate. [...]
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...
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...
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...