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Chocolates of Ecuador -- Arriba, Nacional, CCN51

There is debate about the Arriba bean and whether indeed there is any such thing any longer. Some say that Arriba is one bean in a category…

Started by CaseyLatest Reply

What Makes an Artisan Chocolate Artisan?

Is artisan an overused word? Can a chain as large as Starbucks lay claim to the artisan label when it comes to a Starbucks-labeled chocolat…

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Sugar Free

I have been researching and testing various recipes for sugar free chocolates.  A friend recently stumbled upon a sugar free version during…

Started by Allie R.

10 2 hours ago
Reply by Sebastian

CocoaT roaster?

Does anyone have experience with the CocoaTown roasters?  If so, would you recommend them?

Started by Holly Hukill

34 on Friday
Reply by allison roberts

looking for a decent tempering machine ASAP

Hi I'm starting a small home business and  would like to by a good used tempering machine! Not looking for any particular kind just a good…

Started by sabrina

18 on Thursday
Reply by Candyman

conche machine

Hi all, anyone know if this machine is good for conching chocolate? thnks...

Started by mariano garcia

5 Aug 25
Reply by mariano garcia

What the Chocolate Industry Needs is A $100 Bar of Chocolate

When I was in London a couple of weeks ago speaking at the Academy of Chocolate conference, I had the great privilege of being the last spe…

Started by Clay Gordon

79 Aug 22
Reply by ChocoFiles

Revolution (Rev) 3Z Chocolate Tempering Machine Temperer

Anybody used the Revolution (Rev) 3Z Chocolate Tempering Machine Temperer? If so, did you like it? Thanks! Christine

Started by Christine Doerr

4 Aug 22
Reply by Skeet

Need your opion and insight..

Hi, About 6 weeks ago I opened up a chocolate kiosk within a very popular candy store, now what I taught would be smooth sailing has proven…

Started by Stephane Laviolette

4 Aug 21
Reply by Stephane Laviolette

SOMEONE TO ADVICE ME

I recently joined this family, as i am planning to start small chocolate business, before going commercial, and i found a company called c…

Started by Otseh Davidson Oshioreamhie

2 Aug 21
Reply by garay more

Ecole Professional Chocolatier Program

Hello There, I am Aditi from India. I've recently been interested in the art of chocolate making , with absolutely no hands on experience,…

Started by Aditi Garg

0 Aug 5

Ivory Coast Farmer video

There is a link circulating to a video that purports to show cacao farmers in Ivory Coast eating chocolate for the first time. A sad commen…

Started by Peter Kelsey

1 Aug 4
Reply by david klein

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