Meaning no disrespect, but we ARE in a recession.
Four thousand dollars for a cocoa pregrinder? For reals? I use a meat grinder with various sized disks ( the holes where the ground material exits ), $80 new, and a one horse motor from harbor tools to drive the grinder with a belt. ($110 ) new. A couple of runs through my grinder, changing the disks to smaller sizes), and my cocoa is perfectly ground into acoarse paste for my stone grinder. Total cost of this equipment ( which can be commonly found on the net or in local stores ) about $200. $4000? Serious?
We want to bring to your attention that we have CocoaT mini Pregrinders for $149.99. It is a heavy duty pregrinder and can powder cocoa nibs in less than 30 seconds. Our customers are using this pregrinder to reduce the particle size and then grind in the melanger. Pregrinding has reduced the grinding time in the melanger to 6-8 hours (instead of 24- 48 hours).
This pregrinder is better than the juicers as you can grind them in single batch. You do not have to keep feeding the paste several times. Also since the cocoa beans are reduced to powder instead of the sticky mass, clean up is easier and there is less wastage of cocoa mass.
The pregrinder comes with two stainless steel jars - small one can grind up to 1 cup of cocoa nibs and the larger jar can grind 2 cups of cocoa nibs.
I have posted a small video on CocoaT mini Pregrinder at the discussion on thechocolatelife.com
Clearly you do not remember me. You sold me an Innoconcepts Ultra grinder. It worked OK except it had a design defect, namely overheating. Your company redesigned the unit. I asked for the modifications, and you wanted to charge me. I had to modify my grinder myself. When the automakers discover a design defect, they have a recall and make the changes free. That is the way to treat customers. Your way, making an additional profit from customers because of your own error is unacceptable. You don't treat people that way much less entertain the fatuous delusion that they will come back.