For our bean to bar process, we start with raw, single-origin cacao beans.
The beans are meticulously sorted by hand, removing any impurities.
The beans gain a little bit of color after they are sifted.
The beans are then roasted with a batch roaster. It can do approximately 70lbs per batch.
Next, we crack the beans in a stainless steel machine we designed and custom built for this process. It’s a winnower; it cracks the beans and removes the husks through a mechanical process.
This process transforms the beans into nibs.
Finally the nibs are conched for a long time, 36-48 hours. In the last stages, cane sugar is ground with the cacao, unless it’s our 100% bar.
More to come soon!