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wholesale cacao beans/nibs

I am currently making single origin bean to bar chocolate and am always on the lookout for places to order the beans/nibs from. Any links o…

Started by Lisa R

30 2 hours ago
Reply by Landen Zernickow

Sourcing cacao beans

Hi all, I'm planning on starting a small bean to bar company and am hoping to source directly from a family farm. I care about the well-bei…

Started by Landen Zernickow

5 11 hours ago
Reply by Landen Zernickow

Grinding & winnowing

If anyone uses a Crankenstein cocoa mill, could you share your thoughts about how well it works?  Also, what are you using to winnow?  Are…

Started by Beth Bromund

13 Aug 24
Reply by Landen Zernickow

Shared Journey

We're getting ready to sign the lease (we hope) in the next week or so for an 1860 square foot space in a tiny little business/industrial p…

Started by David Senk

123 Aug 21
Reply by Landen Zernickow

making my own transfer sheets

Hello there! I want to make my own transfer sheets. I have acetate sheets, cocoa butter and some good quality colour powders. Do I need to…

Started by Shanta Reddy

4 Aug 19
Reply by Diane A Holland

Problem with first batch and need advice.

 I roasted 2lbs. of some nice Madagascar beans. Everything seemed went fine with the first roast, winnowing and the melanger process. I put…

Started by Jack Meyer

17 Aug 19
Reply by David Senk

Ball Mill For Chocolate

Did anyone ever use a ball mill to grind chocolate and has any experience with that? They seem much cheaper then a roller stone grinder eve…

Started by Harald

22 Aug 17
Reply by Clay Gordon

Chinese Tempering machines

Dear All, Are there good Chinese tempering machines for a small/medium size chocolate shop? Thanks! Andre

Started by Andre Banks Rocha

15 Aug 12
Reply by Colin Green

Pre-Grinding just to clean the last shells?

Hi have read the discussion in the forum about wheter pre-grinding is necessary or not. And I can see the viewpoints of the persons answere…

Started by Andy Koller

0 Aug 6

Make your own v. resell

A question for those shops that make their own everything you sell made by you or do make your own and resell. This is for…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Aug 2
Reply by Milford Dennison


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