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Costa Rican Cacao (Upala)

Dear Bean-to-Bar chocolate makers, we are Nahua, cacao and chocolate producers in Costa Rica. We offer Premium Cacao Beans in small quantit…

Started by Juan Pablo Buchert

0 Mar 12

PVC tubes and handmade molds

We're exploring different ways to pull together a new line of layered chocolate bars, and wanted to run some ideas by the group to see if w…

Started by Ben

3 Mar 10
Reply by Ricky Sanders

Chocolate and Plumbing

Hello.  I've been having issues with the pipes backing up in the building I'm renting.  The plumber pulled a lot of baby wipes out (there's…

Started by John Duxbury

7 Mar 6
Reply by John Duxbury

FBM Prima

Looking to purchase a FBM prima.  We live in Canada and am wondering who people have bought through and pricing   

Started by Aura

1 Mar 2
Reply by michael donegan

Chocolate equipment

Hi Everyone I worked with the Cocoatown ECGC12sl for a while and i need something a bit bigger but under 10.000$ I don't mind if some sal…

Started by Harald

0 Feb 25

Remelting Chocolate Question

Hi, I hope everyone is fairing well Pre-Valentine's Day and with the storm. I lost power briefly last week but am hoping for the best on T…

Started by PHLChocolate

2 Feb 11
Reply by PHLChocolate


I've had a request for buttercream truffles, but I'm not sure exactly what that is. A lot of recipes online are just leftover buttercream f…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

7 Jan 30
Reply by Kaydee Kreitlow

UL-approved equipment

It seems that none of the common machines, such as melangers, are UL-approved. How are people dealing with city/count regulations, OSHA, fi…

Started by Toby Gadd

0 Jan 22


Hi all, Trying to source the following...any suggestions are appreciated: -Valrhona Drinking Chocolate in Bulk -Dairy Free/Pareve Caramel…

Started by PHLChocolate

15 Jan 18
Reply by Julie Ehrentraut

Glue/Sealant for Cocoatown Large Grinders

Hello. I have a used ICGC-C-40 wet grinder that now leaks from the stainless bowl to granite bottom seal.  Any recommendations on a sealant…

Started by Paul Picton

2 Dec 28, 2013
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