Rebates and special offers on CocoaTown Melangers and Grindeurs are available to TCL members who are also first-time customers of CocoaTown.
Specifications and prices subject to change w/o notice. International shipping is available.
These offers are available to new customers only; if you are already a CocoaTown customer these offers are not available. However, if your first purchase is through TheChocolateLife, the discount(s) will be applied to all subsequent purchases.
To take advantage of these special offers, download the TCL member order form.
Last price update: September 24, 2012
NEW! - ECGC-12SL CocoaT Deluxe Melanger
The ECGC-12 CocoaT Melanger was one of the most-used small machines for aspiring chocolate makers and this is the updated version - slimmer, lighter, but with the same functionality and duty cycle. The list price on these machines is $499.99 + $45 domestic shipping and handling. ChocolateLife members save $25.
Machine shown is 120VAC/60Hz. 220VAC/50Hz machines available.
ECGC-65a CocoaT Grindeur
The ECGC-65a Grindeur is one of the most popular ways craft chocolate makers move out of the kitchen/lab and into production.
The list price on these machines is US$5919.99. ChocolateLife members save $350. The price does not include shipping and handling. These are available in 120V, 220V, 440V 50/60 Hz versions.
Also available is an optional wall-mounted control panel contains an on/off switch, frequency controller, motor starter, and emergency shut off switch. (The machine does not come with an on/off switch and the electrical cord does not come with a plug.) The complete control panel lists for $1250 (not including shipping and handling) and Chocolate Life members get a $100 discount.
Every order of an ECGC 65a Grindeur includes a CocoaT mini pre-grinder ($150 value) at no extra charge.
Delivery lead times from order is 3-10 weeks.
Clay, the link you provided for these Grindeurs shows the list price for the ECGC-65-A as $5,169.99 not $4,699.99. So what exactly would out cost be ? ? Any further discounts on multiple machines ?
Thanks for catching that. There was a price increase on June 1 that I missed. I am able to offer a slightly larger rebate - $350 instead of $250. I would be happy to discuss privately putting together a package price discount on multiple machines and accessories. Send me a PM with your needs. Just FYI, the 65s are on backorder until some time in August.
Is the CocoaT Deluxe Melanger still available? If so, what is the shipping time on it?
The standard CocoaTown Deluxe melanger is no longer available. It has been replaced by the SL version, which has been upgraded to include better cooling, among other improvements.
If the melanger is in stock, it ships via UPS ground (or faster if you want to pay for it) - so overnight to 3-5 days depending on where you are with respect to Atlanta, which is where the company is located.
I have attached the order form for ChocolateLife members. Download this, fill it out, and send it to the company, and you can expedite your order with TheChocolateLife member discount.
Thank you Clay.
Do you know how long it takes the cocoatown melanger sl to grind 10lb of nibbs. This info does not present itself on web ad.
There are a lot of variables here and it depends a lot on what you're looking for but it can take 4-8 hours when you start from nib and depending on what kind of sugar you're using. Because of their small motors it can take quite a while just to add all the nibs to the bowl (and this is also true of the bigger machines).
Many people pre-grind (e.g., in a Champion juicer) and pre-refine their sugar (e.g., in a food processor) and this can reduce the times down to the lower end of the range. Now this is just for texture development. For flavor development it can take a total of 12-72 hours depending on the beans, how they are roasted, and what you're looking to end up with.