This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with. In this episode we introduce chocolate. Chocolate is made from the ...
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Humanity's obsession with chocolate may go back much further than ... The new findings paint a more complicated and deeper picture of humans' relationship with cacao, one of the world's biggest economic crops to date. [...]
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Candy producer Mars turns to science to keep chocolate flowing amid climate change This month, the company announced that it had hired Benson Hill Biosystems, a Creve Coeur-based biotech firm, to outfit it with computing tools to help develop more resilient cacao trees, which produce the beans used to make chocolate. “Cacao is a [...]
#CreativeMornings: How these dark chocolate makers stay Honest How honest can two artisanal dark chocolate makers be? Well, that's the question Honest Chocolate founders Anthony Gird and Michael de Klerk tried to unpack at the recent Creative Mornings talk at the Friends of Design Academy in Cape Town. [...]
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Is making chocolate as fulfilling as eating it? Hear it from the chocolatiers Yet, with time and care, chocolate can be a highly sophisticated and nuanced experience. Can you take us through the process of making chocolates? First, we have to start with the selection. Selecting the right genetics, terroir (area), and in many [...]
@jhanett_topete_ Yes lmao i was in the process of making hot chocolate
Virginia-based Starr Hill has been around just short of forever, and has managed to reinvigorate their lineup in the last couple of years, remaking recipes for their flagships and introducing new limited-edition beers at a serious clip. And we like the cut of their jib. Their new double IPA impressed the hell out of us not that long ago, and their coffee stout, Little Red RooStarr, earned the number six spot in our most recent blind tasting of non-imperial stouts, beating 60 other stouts in...
Are smartphones making teenagers depressed?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...
We’re filled to brimming with articles about the ways in which 3D printing has impacted medical, automotive, and military sectors, and there have been a number of discussions around the impact that the technology will have in fashion, foods, and furnishings. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an area in which 3D printing hasn’t made some impact. One of my favorite applications is 3D printed chocolate. Not so much the product as the idea, so far, but I have high hopes, as I always do...
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...