March 07, 2007

“Don’t get seduced by complexity.” The Ruzz

Chocolate Morsel of the Day

Getting rid of that husk. After roasting your cocoa beans, you need to remove the husk. You have basically 3 options.

1) Hand peel. I STRONGLY don’t recommend this. A lot of work and sore fingers.

2) The Champion Juicer with the bottom plate removed will crack beans nicely.

3) The Crankandstein Cocoa Mill was built to do this job.

You choice then is between 2 & 3. The Champion lets you use one less piece of equipment, but creates more dust and hence waste.