Good chocolate can improve one's mood even on the rainiest of days. However, before the final product is ready, the cocoa beans have to undergo multiple processing stages. The technological process consists of several phases, but the end result is definitely worth it.
At the beginning, after the cocoa beans have been inspected and weighed, they undergo cleaning. The cleaned beans are then sorted and, if necessary, treated. This step consists of an alkaline bath, filtering, fermenting, and drying. Whether or not the beans require treatment, the next step is to roast and cool the sorted beans. The roasted beans …Read more