30 episodes

From the people at Manoa Chocolate Hawaii, the Bean to Bar podcast brings you wide ranging content on the Craft Chocolate industry. From the farm to the factory, there's no shortage of entertaining and educational stories. Unwrap that chocolate bar, relax, and listen...

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

From the people at Manoa Chocolate Hawaii, the Bean to Bar podcast brings you wide ranging content on the Craft Chocolate industry. From the farm to the factory, there's no shortage of entertaining and educational stories. Unwrap that chocolate bar, relax, and listen...

    Witches' Broom: The Disease That Decimated Brazil's Cacao Industry | ft. Tuta Aquino

    Witches' Broom: The Disease That Decimated Brazil's Cacao Industry | ft. Tuta Aquino

    This interview with Tuta Aquino took place one year ago on his farm in Bahia, Brazil. Tuta and his wife Juliana's families have been farming cacao in Bahia for generations. Tuta provides some history of cacao in Brazil and the disease that wiped out roughly 90% of Brazil's cacao growing industry.

    Watch the video version of this podcast on Craft Chocolate TV.
    • Follow us for more chocolate content @manoachocolate
    • Learn more about us and try our chocolate here.

    • 12 min
    Cacao Economics in the Dominican Republic | ft. Greg D'Alesandre

    Cacao Economics in the Dominican Republic | ft. Greg D'Alesandre

    Dylan and Greg discuss how the Dominican Republic has succeeded in becoming a successful producer of cacao, highlighting their Hispaniola vs Sanchez model of grading beans. 

    Watch the video version of this podcast on Craft Chocolate TV.
    • Follow us for more chocolate content @manoachocolate
    • Learn more about us and try our chocolate here.

    • 15 min
    Cacao Fruit Tasting | ft. Chuck Kerchner & Greg D'Alesandre

    Cacao Fruit Tasting | ft. Chuck Kerchner & Greg D'Alesandre

    For this episode we're tasting the fruit from four different cacao pods. Here at the Zorzal Cacao Farm in the lush mountains of the Dominican Republic, they grow twelve varietals of cacao, each containing their own unique flavor. Normally, when we discuss flavor based on varietal, we are referring to the dried cacao seeds. In this case we're referring to the juicy pulp surrounding the fresh seed, which also differs in taste depending on its genetics.

    Watch the video version of this podcast on Craft Chocolate TV.
    • Follow us for more chocolate content @manoachocolate
    • Learn more about us and try our chocolate here.

    • 11 min
    Chocolate Machines, When to Scale, What We Can Learn from Industrial Chocolate + More | ft. Lorenzo Datei of Packint

    Chocolate Machines, When to Scale, What We Can Learn from Industrial Chocolate + More | ft. Lorenzo Datei of Packint

    Today we're joined by Lorenzo Datei of Packint Chocolate Machines. Lorenzo has a unique perspective of the chocolate world, as he does business with chocolate makers from around the world of all scales and styles.

    Watch the video version of this podcast on Craft Chocolate TV.
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    • Learn more about us and try our chocolate here.

    • 43 min
    How to Keep a Clean Chocolate Factory | ft. Greg D'Alesandre

    How to Keep a Clean Chocolate Factory | ft. Greg D'Alesandre

    Dylan and Greg discuss the most time consuming step in the chocolate making process: cleaning.

    Watch the video version of this podcast on Craft Chocolate TV.
    • Follow us for more chocolate content @manoachocolate
    • Learn more about us and try our chocolate here.

    • 14 min
    How We Prepare for a New Chocolate Machine

    How We Prepare for a New Chocolate Machine

    In this episode we touch on a few essential approaches when prepping a room for a new machine.

    Watch the video version of this podcast on Craft Chocolate TV.
    • Follow us for more chocolate content @manoachocolate
    • Learn more about us and try our chocolate here.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

LbrtyGrl ,

Let’s Chat!

Hey! Totally love your podcast and want to take you up on your offer of chatting with industry professionals to support each other in the name of good chocolate. How can I reach you?
We are located in Champaign IL and are opening a new bean-to-bar chocolate lounge in our downtown. I would love to connect.
Best,
~Shawnae, Miranda, Phil, Dan

Aquaspi ,

Short but educational

Love that these short episodes are to the point, honest & educational!

pdstewa ,

Necessary info for makers

Dylan gives a very straightforward and transparent approach to many steps in the chocolate making process. Thankful for his sharing!

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