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Seeking answers….

Hi all,  This is a great forum, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences!  I am starting a raw, organic chocolate bar business…

Started by Mack Ransom

11 Mar 3
Reply by Ravi Goojha

Bean to Bar - space required?

Hello. Me and some friends are planning on opening a small artisan chocolate business - mostly retail sales to locals.  One of them has ext…

Started by Joe

3 Jan 21
Reply by Cortland Manik

Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate

Kia ora Koutou! We have a small business in Aoteaora (NZ) hand making raw chocolate.  I would like to buy a stone grinder so I can start to…

Started by Pixie

31 Jan 4
Reply by beth campbell

Raw Bean-to-Bar

I have a dream of creating a raw bean-to-bar business.  I am very curious in learning more about the process.  I know there are a lot of po…

Started by Jessica Osterday

8 Jan 2
Reply by Daniel Domingo

fermentation - the light came on?

This may be a stupid/newbie question, but how do I know if my raw cacao powder has been fermented or not? Without repeating myself too much…

Started by bongaan

3 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Sebastian

Wanting help with the best type of cacao bean to start growing in the Pacific Islands?

I am new to the chocolate life, this is a great site! I would love help out there regarding the best approach into growing good beans in th…

Started by Tiana

5 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Tiana

Small chocolate business in the UK.

Hi guys, I'd like to start a conversation with the hope of establishing if the small private chocolate industry in the UK is growing as mu…

Started by anthony aaron

3 Jul 15, 2013
Reply by Herve Leber

does anyone have any experience of tempering raw chocolate?

i am new to raw chocolate but have worked a lot with couverture.  The raw chocolate I have been asked to make includes cocoa mass, cocoa bu…

Started by Cheryl Brighty

1 Jun 28, 2013
Reply by Brad Churchill

Sundried cocoa in Brazil

In my homecountry the cocoa bean are dried prepared at "barcaças". Its the name of a big roof where the farmerworker can walk around the co…

Started by David Gomes de Freitas

0 Jun 22, 2013

Raw Chocolate

Greetings Chocolate Lifers,I have been enjoying so much rich information from perusing this website, the time has come for my debut contrib…

Started by Sirius Chocolate

27 Mar 1, 2013
Reply by beth campbell


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