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

TAZA chocolate Factory Tour: How The Cocoa Winnowing Machine Works

Sooz TV
Here’s my second of two videos of TAZA chocolate’s tour of their chocolate factory in Somerville. In this video, TAZA co-founder Alex Whitmore describes how the cocoa nib winnowing machine works. This is the process of removing the shell off of the cocoa bean. They donate the shells to Groundworks Somerville, a community gardening organization.

This video was shot in a room with a lot of people in it and no tripod. Always better to get someone in their natural element than a staged tour — but you’ll also notice a little extra noise at times and the camera moving to avoid a person walking by.

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Part 1: How The Roaster Works.

Part 2: How The Cocoa Winnowing Machine Works

Part 3: Grinding the Cocoa Nibs