When I recently wanted to blog about a Amsterdam-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker I realized that I never properly introduced 'bean-to-bar' on my own blog.
Now I finally made a brief drawing to roughly illustrate the process from tree to chocolate with a focus on the flavor developing steps (which is: fermentation, roasting, conching). Hard to hide my science background I guess... ;)
On my …Continue
Published by Max Felchlin AG, Schwyz, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary. (2008)
Every Detail Counts
The couverture is now ready. The confectioner uses it as raw material for individual chocolates, for solid chocolate and for other in-house specialities. The couverture contains more cocoa butter than chocolate and this enhances its flow flow properties to…Continue
The world is supposed to end today and I have no idea what to fix for supper, much less who to invite. The prospect of having to prepare my last meal on earth is entirely too overwhelming. All I can say is, just about the time Doomsday hits, no matter how grand the plans or big the roast I’ve marinated, I just know I’m going to decide that we’d might as well order pizza. Making chocolates is pretty much like that. I sketch out half a dozen varieties in my head that I know I can whip out…Continue
Added by Janice Harper on May 21, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments
is the interactive Cacao and Chocolate Museum in Cusco, Peru.
In ChocoMuseo, you will be able to learn the secrets of chocolate, its production process, and the history of cacao since the Maya, 1000 years ago.
We'll also organize workshops for…
Added by ChocoMuseo on March 1, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Last week, we have finally received our sample of cacao beans from the cooperative we work with (Jose Olaya - Article on our website here).
With that cacao we made the first steps of chocolate making with Sr Walter Campana in the city of Cusco in Peru.
This video will show you the first steps of our artisanal chocolate process : Toasting, Husk removing, winnowing and grinding.…Continue
Added by ChocoMuseo on February 14, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments