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Friday, February 22, 2019

Chocolate Obsession

1. Harvest
2. Fermentation
3. Drying
4. Roasting (low and slow)
5. Winnowing (cracking the bean) - reveals the nib, a pure cocoa bean
6. Grinding - turns nib into cocoa mass (aka cocoa liquor)
7. Conching (further refinement) - rolling, kneading, heating, and aeration
8. Tempering and molding