1000 MT of beans will result in something well over 1000 MT of finished chocolate - how much depends on the percentage of cocoa content in the chocolate and other factors. Assuming about 220 business days per year - that's the number…"
"Langdon:Any idea what the total cost of the system is likely to be in USD? How many of the production steps below will the system you're building handle?CleanRoastCrack/WinnowGrind/Refine
cocoa butter pressing
that's a cool bunch of toys!!! i like the roaster and i find the grinder very interesting!
Together with cocoaTown melanger it would make the perfect chocolte lab or a chocolate factory for the Smurfs!!!
An amazing tool for…"
"Hi, Am from Uganda, Africa and growing cocoa however i want to add bean to bar in my business and i have a budget of 40,000 USD. Any one who can link me to a smal scale processing equipment? send me pictures too.
This is Juan Pablo Büchert, we are a small Farm in Costa Rica (40.000 Kg of beans/year). I wonder if your system is already complete. We are interested in developing a small scale industrial process (liquor, butter and powder, for…"
Nice knowing a friend interested in chocolates. Are you a Filipino? Yes we have been making the old style chocolate "tableya" in our own dialect since the 80's. It was handed down to us by my father, born in Pila, Laguna…"
since this is an old thread I hope you'll know about my little comment here;)
I stumbled upon this conversation while looking for just the type of chocolate producing machinery you describe -
small scale, starting from the bean,…"
sorry, I haven't checked your profile earlier and thank you for the information. Even If I've never been to the Philippines I still habe a liking and interest for your country - it comes through nice people one meets or has met :). Untill getting to this site I actually didn't know there is chocolate in the Philippines... well, and I am a curious creature.
Hi Kristina, sorry for the delayed response. I am surprise you would be interested in the Philippine Cacao. We have a plantation of cacao in Mindanao the 2nd largest island and we have been processing cacao into tableas (in tablet form 10.6gm each pure ground nib cocoa butter unextracted). This tablea is used for preparing the traditional chocolate drink we have inherited from the Spain who have colonized our country for 300 years. Currently we are trying to mix Coconut sugar (low GI) to these tablea to make them edible as well. We market our products mainly in southern Mindanao although a Hongkong buyer gets occasionally from us the Tableas sweetened by Coconut sugar.
Hi Ernesto, could you, please, share a link or more about chocolate/cacao in the Philippines? I would appreciate it very much. Well, my Tagalog consist of just few words :), so I'd prefere English (or any European language). Salamat!
This site is a great help. Whenever you come across a problem have a dig through some of the old forum topics and somebosy else will have mentioned it before and probably got it sorted.
I'm just starting out but hope to be in the market for some Phillipine beans before too long!