TCF Sales is pleased to offer F.B.M.'s full line of chocolate bean-to-bar and confectionery processing equipment. Visit us in the Austin area to view equipment used in the manufacturing process or join us for a scheduled bean to bar class teaching every aspect of the process. Guiseppe DiChiano will join us for our next class, Feb. 18-19, 2020. If interested, ask us for the details!
When starting from the bean, artisain craft chocolate makers must crack and winnow, pre-grind, and grind their cacao beans, then conch, temper, and finally mould their chocolate into bars or confections using equipment that can handle thicker or more viscous chocolate, including two ingredient chocolate. For a completely autonomous production, chocolate makers can also extract cocoa butter from non-conforming beans (using beans that may have gone to waste) to use in their recipes and/or sell in its purest form or by adding various flavors. This process of making chocolate from the bean is truly a craft and craft chocolate makers should be applauded for their dedicated efforts to provvide a unique one-of-a-kind chocolate experience for their customers!
The Ninja Bean all stainless steel winnower is a practical and fast functioning essential piece of bean to bar equipment.