Grinding


Grinding/pressing is the process by which cocoa nibs are ground into cocoa mass, or cocoa liquor.

The heat generated by the grinding process melts the fat contained in the nibs, and turns it into a liquid – the cocoa liquor.

The cocoa liquor is then mixed with cocoa butter and sugar.

The solid particles in the sugar and cocoa solids are ground smaller and smaller.  As the grinding progresses, more and more fat is released from the cocoa.

Cocoa Liquor

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