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powder v's liquor??

Hi folks As a newbie, I have been making chocolates for the markets these last 2 years using cacao powder and cacao butter. But I like the…

Started by Deborah

4 Jun 28
Reply by Mack Ransom

Fastest way to cool chocolate

Hello all, My name is Andrew and I am in the process of opening my first chocolate shop in Houston. My business will be creating 3.5oz 6x3.…

Started by Andrew Beasley

21 Jun 27
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

Using a coffee roaster for the first time, need help

We finally took possession of our 15kg coffee roaster which we imported from Turkey. Very excited about it and raring to start roasting but…

Started by Freddo

6 Jun 19
Reply by Andy Koller

Airmaster Airbrush Set by KopyKake, Is this machine appropriate to use with melted cocoa butter?

Hello all, I am looking to add a sprayer to my shop and was wondering if anyone has or does use theAirmaster Airbrush Set by KopyKake. I o…

Started by Lesley Vaisanen

1 Jun 18
Reply by Dario M. Agesilao

New to The Chocolate Life

Hello, My name is Erik and I'm fairly new at making chocolate I've probably made about 12-13 batches of bean to bar dark chocolate. I'm in…

Started by Erik Landis

8 Jun 17
Reply by Erik Landis

Venezuelan beans, cocoa butter, liquor, powder and cake in the US

Hello everyone. Casa Franceschi is a US representative of Cacao San Jose, a Franceschi family owned cocoa bean plantation and production co…

Started by Tatiana Larionova

8 May 31
Reply by Mack Ransom

Chocolate Making Courses

Hi everyone, I want to introduce chocolates to my bakery and have taken a few chocolate making classes, mostly for a few hours at a time. I…

Started by Dorothy Rackley

19 May 25

Wholesale Bean Suppliers in the US?

Hi All,      Currently I purchase our beans from Bali, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any bean suppliers in North America?  Thank yo…

Started by Brent Davis

37 May 24
Reply by michael gadaleta

Chocovision MiniRev- Help needed

Hi, I purchased a Chocovision MiniRev and all of a sudden when I plug it in, and set everything up the lights are blinking but when I push…

Started by PHLChocolate

4 May 24
Reply by Dave W

rental kitchen, startup costs

I became legit, got a kitchen and started doing some farmer's markets however the kitchen rental is $25/hour, that on top of ingredients an…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

7 May 22
Reply by Aldona Koppenhaver


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