Documentary Film: Bean To Bar (choose DVD or Blu-Ray)

The Bean to Bar film covers how the artisans make their chocolate from the cacao bean.


Some of the topics covered in the film.


  1. Growing the cacao, Bob Cooper from Kona Hawaii walks us through his plantation.
  2. Fermenting the beans, different methods of sweating the cacao beans
  3. Drying the beans, different methods used.
  4. Snorting the beans, removing unwanted material 
  5. Roasting, one of the most important parts of developing flavor.
  6. Winnowing, removing the shell of the bean
  7. Mellanger, grinding the cacao nibs
  8. Roll mill, developing the texture
  9. Conche, developing the texture and aerating.
  10. A short history of chocolate.
  11. Fair Trade, Direct Trade, defining a artisan chocolate maker.


Chocolate makers in the film:


Steve DeVries Chocolate

Art Pollard, Amano Chocolate

Rob Anderson, Fresco Chocolate

Erin Andrews, indi Chocolate

Rob and Anna, Ritual Chocolate

AJ Wentworth, Chocolate Conspriacy

Lauren Alder, Chocoloplis

Kristy Lessile, Dr. Chocolate

Bob Copper, Original Hawaiian Chocolate

Chloe' Doutre-Roussel  

​Joe Whinney, Theo Chocolate

Nathan Royston, Theo Chocolate

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