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Hand Out These Ethical Chocolates This Halloween The chocolate is not bean to bar, but it is fair trade and comes from a worker-owned co-op. Plus Equal Exchange worked with TCHO to create chocolate-making labs near cocoa farmer communities so that farmers can see how their beans taste, and make [...]
From bean to bar: The Bay Area's chocolate revolution They make their handcrafted chocolate on a relatively large scale, and they invite their customers to delight in all things bean to bar at their bustling cafe, where they sell single origin chocolate in the front, make chocolate in the back, and teach [...]
via Cache Valley Daily]
New Aggie Chocolate Factory going from bean to bar “With this lab we will not only be able to have students make chocolate, we will be able to offer opportunities for small companies to visit our lab,” Martini said. “We can also do outreach and short courses and other experiences people may want.” She [...]
via The Independent]
10 best ethical chocolate brands Created by Danish couple Scot Richard O'Connor and Birgitte Hovmand (who decided to move to an organic diet while Birgitte was pregnant), the brand's aim is to make quality, organic and ethical chocolate at an affordable price. All the ingredients [...]
RT @salcombedairy: We are running 'meet the maker' sessions in our Dartmouth shop on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th for @DartFoodFest. Come…
Ethical human claims have grown consistently for the past five years on launches of chocolate products. However, while the Fairtrade claim is now mature, newer claims are starting to appear that attempt to take ethics, sustainability and quality to a new level. Recent certifications from coffee and chocolate confectionery brands include ‘Bean-To-Bar’ and ‘Direct Trade’; although still niche, such claims have escalated rapidly in new launches in the last few years.What is ‘Bean–to-Bar’ and...
Tweet ThisStorey PublishingBean-to-Bar Chocolate © by Megan Giller, used with permission from Storey PublishingAs I discuss in my book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, chocolate is having a moment. Like craft beer and specialty coffee, the number of small-batch chocolate makers is on the rise : Fifteen years ago there were only about five in the country, and now there are more than 200. In other words, craft chocolate is poised to be the next big...
A chocolate factory hums in a Chandler backyard. It's located just past a leaf-covered trampoline, in a guest house. The property and chocolate operation belong to Denae Hostetler. Denae crafts chocolate the hard way. She sells that chocolate under the DNA Chocolate label. Her stuff makes the competition taste like candle wax. Denae’s chocolate operation takes place in a kitchen, tiny living room, and large closet.She spends 12 hours a day making chocolate. Because she has to look after her...
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...