TAZA chocolate Factory Tour: Grinding the Cocoa Nibs

Sooz TVThe final installment of my TAZA chocolate tour of their Somerville factory is here! In this video, co-founder Alex Whitmore describes how cocoa nibs are ground. During the grinding process, the cocoa transforms from a solid to liquid because the nibs are oily with 50-55% cocoa butter.

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Part 1: How The Roaster Works.

Part 2: How The Cocoa Winnowing Machine Works

Part 3: Grinding the Cocoa Nibs

Sooz TV: Tour of TAZA chocolate in Somerville — How The Roaster Works

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TAZA chocolate gave tours of their facility in Somerville on December 6th. I’ve tried to use their chocolate for my truffles and they never turned out all that great. Next time I’ll probably use a little less of their choco just to give the truffles a different consistency without overdoing it. I definitely have a better appreciation for their “stone ground bean to bar” chocolate after co-founder Alex Whitmore gave a tour of how they make their chocolate modeled after a traditional Mexican chocolate making process.

In this video, Alex explains how the cocoa beans are roasted.

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Part 1: How The Roaster Works.

Part 2: How The Cocoa Winnowing Machine Works

Part 3: Grinding the Cocoa Nibs