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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From bean to bar: chocolate production the Lindt way The foundation's purpose is to work towards achieving social and ecological sustainability in the cultivation, production and processing of cocoa and other ingredients used in chocolate production. Thanks to the foundation, Lindt & Sprüngli's previous [...]
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Sweet or not sweet? Two artisans take us through the difficult process of chocolate-making Chocolatiers Pragati Shawney of Chockriti and Devansh Ashar of Pascati Chocolate spoke to indianexpress.com about the difficulties faced every day during chocolate-making. While Sawhney was shocked by the way Indians were making chocolates, Ashar's [...]
The tiny chocolate factory where just one man makes some of the most exclusive chocolate in Wales But in one of the several rooms inside is where Mikey Lewis has painstakingly created his chocolate business making some of the most exclusive chocolate in Wales. Mikey in his factory in Cardiff (Image: /Rob Just like coffee, roasting [...]
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Guittard keeps tradition alive at 150 Under Gary, it has taken a sometimes confrontational role both in trying to preserve heirloom cocoa beans and maintain quality standards in U.S.-made chocolate. “There are some other chocolates that are super citrus-y or super this or super that. There [...]
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...
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...
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...
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...