Over the past few years, FCIA member, CocoTerra (based in Palo Alto, CA) has been quietly working on building the world’s first tabletop chocolate maker, integrating grinding, refining, conching, tempering and molding in one appliance about the size of a typical bread machine or Cuisinart food processor. Starting from nibs, the CocoTerra chocolate maker will produce approximately half a pound of solid chocolate in about two hours! CocoTerra has just started to reveal details of this machine on its web site, https://www.cocoterra.com/.
The machine is not yet in production, but you can stay up to date on CocoTerra’s progress by subscribing to its newsletters, and following the company on Facebook or Twitter @CocoTerraCo. This is an exciting development for chocolate lovers, craft makers, and farmers alike.