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cacao bean shortages?prices rising?

Started Jan 23 0 Replies

i am curious if anyone has any info regarding rising cacao prices and if a there is a shortage? I read an article, but it seemed to focus on the African beans and large multi national companies.  Continue

small scale production machines?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Gordon Jan 4. 2 Replies

I am building a commercial space to house my chocolate business and have many questions about machinery. While still a very small business, I am in the process of upgrading to a larger production and…Continue

where to source cacao powder and paste

Started this discussion. Last reply by beth campbell Oct 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Greetings, I am looking for a new source for powder and paste that is organic and fairly traded, not necessarily certified.  I would be able to do a smaller quantity for now until a storage is built.…Continue

tempering problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniela Vasquez Oct 4, 2012. 3 Replies

I am molding bars of dark chocolate and recently have starting having strange spots on the bars in only one place on each bar, but it moves..  its looks like cacao butter film.  I am baffled as to…Continue

 

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beth campbell replied to Choc addict's discussion JKV30 for sale in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi there, I am interested in your temperer and I am in BC.  Please let me know if you still have it.  thanks, Beth"
May 9
beth campbell posted a discussion

cacao bean shortages?prices rising?

i am curious if anyone has any info regarding rising cacao prices and if a there is a shortage? I read an article, but it seemed to focus on the African beans and large multi national companies.  See More
Jan 23
Clay Gordon replied to beth campbell's discussion small scale production machines?
"Beth - Sebastian is right to consult with someone. Starting out, you want to think about the flow of production, from accepting shipments to shipping out. The organization of your space needs to accommodate the flow of materials through the space.…"
Jan 4
Sebastian replied to beth campbell's discussion small scale production machines?
"You'd probably do well to consult with someone or buy lunch and pick someone's brains - but here's a quick an dirty shot at some answers before i go out to plow my driveway (again!) 1) Variable.  Macintyre type machines will be…"
Jan 4
beth campbell replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"thanks for saying it so clearly. I am with you too and may quote you if you don't mind.  "
Jan 4
beth campbell posted a discussion

small scale production machines?

I am building a commercial space to house my chocolate business and have many questions about machinery. While still a very small business, I am in the process of upgrading to a larger production and have many questions about small scale universals and tempering machines: 1-   How loud are these machines and how much heat do they produce?  Are certain machines quieter than others? 2- Do people generally isolate these machines in another room? 3- Are there any other options besides cocoatown and…See More
Jan 4
Tim Williams replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"Beth and Clay, I have used my Premier Wonder grinder to make some decent chocolate and have successfully had the machine run for 48-72+ hours (depending on batch size, I run until I am happy with texture/particle size, then release pressure on…"
Jan 3
beth campbell replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"Hi there Clay,  I am wondering if you have gotten the 40 kg universal from South America yet and if so, how can I find out more about it?  Also do you know of any other brands that have them under $10k.  I have asked Brooklyn Cacao…"
Jan 3
beth campbell replied to Crucial Jade's discussion Cocoa Town Melanger - Sugar sticking to granite grinders
"hi there, I am just finding your post and would love to talk with you about your current experience using coconut sugar. I am also using it and have learned the hard way to either dehydrate the sugar first or use dessicant to get the humidity under…"
Dec 17, 2013
Jessica Osterday replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"Also Beth, What have you used for tempering? What are your thoughts? "
Dec 16, 2013
Jessica Osterday replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"Beth, Yes!  I am all ears.  I am happy to learn anything that will help me save time, learning and money along the way.  I am going to the Specta Page now.  I have come across a lot of you posts on chocolate life over the last…"
Dec 16, 2013
beth campbell replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"Hi there, just wanted to let you know about another option for melangers than cocoatown.  I am not happy with that machine and am about to reinvest in a Spectra, which also offers more affordable larger capacity machines, which I need at this…"
Dec 16, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"In the sense that you would use it for pre-grinding, refining, and conching - yes. It's is very small, though, and I wonder if it would be able to be run for 24-72 hours at a stretch, which is what it can take to convert nib and sugar into…"
Dec 16, 2013
Jessica Osterday replied to beth campbell's discussion melanger necessary?
"Beth, I am just getting started. Im not sure that I can offer much.  I am currently in the market for a tempering machine and cocoatown melanger. How I have made chocolate up until this point is to let the cacao powder, butter, sugar and other…"
Dec 15, 2013
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"yes I hand make each and every one. The plainest is the sweet divinity.  "
Dec 13, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
making it in my kitchen late night with many friends to enjoy it
My favorite chocolate is:
ones using alternative sweeteners and organic

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