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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…

Started by Clay GordonLatest Reply

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Tempering & enrobing system advice

Currently looking for a tempering system with the idea of having an enrobing line to attach to it later down the road. I was looking at the…

Started by Dirke Botsford

11 14 hours ago
Reply by Al Garnsworthy

chocolate brand to choose, pricing vs taste

I am deciding which chocolate to bring in.. Callebaut 823NV milk (more expensive) or Van LeerBel Lactee Milk. Callebaut 70-30-38NV (more ex…

Started by Susie

2 20 hours ago
Reply by Susie

Melanger

Hello everybodyI'm in the process of getting equipped for some home chocolate production. Regarding melanger, I have to products in mind: T…

Started by Ismael Neggaz

4 Sep 13
Reply by Ismael Neggaz

Putting a Price on My Business

I will be selling my small chocolate business, but I am unsure how to value it.  I've read a lot online about selling and valuing businesse…

Started by Mickey Miller

1 Sep 9
Reply by It's Chocolate

Chocovision Rev2 default temperatures

Hello, I have a Rev2 but I haven't used it yet, I wonder if I can change at will (up and down) the default  melting and tempering temperatu…

Started by Eduardo Ostos

2 Sep 9
Reply by Eduardo Ostos

Liquering

I've noticed my chocolate maker doesn't liquer his nibs anymore. We don't add extra cocoa butter or chemicals to our process. I've noticed…

Started by Sarah

3 Sep 8
Reply by Ben Rasmussen

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.

12 Sep 7
Reply by Sebastian

CocoaT roaster?

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

Started by Holly Hukill

34 Aug 29
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 Aug 27
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

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