Category Archives: Bean 2 Bar

Good, Better, Best, or Impeccable – How to Identify High-Quality Chocolate?


Chocolate, often a symbol of indulgence and pleasure, carries a rich history and an equally rich range of qualities. From a quick convenience store fix to luxurious bonbons crafted by renowned chocolatiers, the spectrum of chocolate experiences is vast.  But what truly distinguishes high-quality chocolate? Is it the percentage of cocoa? The origin of the […]

From Bean to Bar: The Fascinating Journey of Making the Best Hand-Scooped Chocolate


Welcome, chocolate lovers! Get ready to embark on a sweet journey from bean to bar, revealing the magic behind crafting our beloved hand-scooped chocolate. In this process, an ordinary cacao bean transforms into a taste sensation that dances on your tongue, be it a robust whisky chocolate, a tangy raspberry chocolate, or an indulgent tiramisu […]

Top Reasons for Choosing More Sustainable Products in 2024

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In recent years, the world has become increasingly aware of the impact that our actions have on the environment. As a result, there has been a shift towards more sustainable practices in many aspects of our lives, including our purchasing decisions. Today, more and more consumers are choosing sustainable products for a wide range of […]

Unwrapped: Is Chocolate Bloom a Bad Thing? Find Out Here!

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Welcome to our exploration of chocolate bloom, a phenomenon that can affect the appearance of chocolate. Some people view it as a negative attribute, while others appreciate it as an indication of quality and craftsmanship. In this article, we will delve into the topic of chocolate bloom, examining its causes, effects, and impact on the taste of […]

Ahoy! Emission-free sailing cocoa.

The Avontuur

Our cocoa from Belize travels emission-free by sailboat. Our cocoa from Belize travels emissions-free by sailboat. On board the Avontuur, a 100-year-old two-masted sailship that has been restored and rebuilt over 17 months with the help of 100 volunteers, and now crosses the Atlantic to show that goods can also be transported ecologically. The captain […]

Cocoa trip with Julia Zotter to West Africa

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It was my first trip to the African continent. The cheerful enjoyment of life and openness can be felt everywhere. by Julia Zotter Ghana is the second largest cocoa exporter in the world after the Ivory Coast. Only about 300 kg of cocoa beans are harvested per hectare (2.47 acres), in South America it is […]