Making Cacao Chocolate

Going from Beans to Bar

As wonderful as chocolate is to eat if you’ve tried to make your own chocolate bars then you know how hard it can be to manage. The journey chocolate takes from the tree to your mouth is long and full of complex changes. Every step in chocolate making can drastically alter the flavor.

This is a brief outline of the processes involved in taking beans and turning them into bars. Although we have bits of this information elsewhere we thought it would be great to see it visually as well.

We thought it would be simple too. Oops.

Greetings mobile user!

Unfortunately for you our nice, big, colorful graphic is best viewed on desktop. There’s just no easy way to visually show the cocoa beans journey for smaller screens.

Having said that: go ahead and zoom on in. It will be worth it!

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