Bean-to-cocoa butter and cocoa powder

antonino allegra
@antonino-allegra
01/26/12 09:28:49AM
143 posts

Hi Everyone!

anyone any idea how and what needed to go from bean to cocoa butter in a medium scale?


updated by @antonino-allegra: 05/13/15 08:27:18PM
Kat
@kat
03/09/12 12:25:49PM
15 posts

Hi! Did you find any solutions to this-I am in the same process.

antonino allegra
@antonino-allegra
03/09/12 12:44:04PM
143 posts

Hi Kat, not really... we have received some info and quote for a LOT of money and huge scale... otherwise smallest scale and very "home style" nothing in the range of 100 to 300 kg...

Anyone can Help??

Felipe Jaramillo F.
@felipe-jaramillo-f
03/09/12 02:25:17PM
55 posts

Antonio,

I was researching the same topic a while ago.The people from Grenada Chocolate seem to have been able to build one themselves:

http://grenadachocolate.com/tour/press.html

And I also found a threaddiscussing how you would go about building it yourself. In short, it is not very easy or reliable to do this.

I look forward to reading other, more up-to-date opinions.

antonino allegra
@antonino-allegra
03/22/16 05:37:32AM
143 posts

Update... many years later! 

We have found a way to build our own cocoa butter press to make about 10kg/h. We are looking into building the machine although is not cheap... it costs about $20K... but we could process about 70kg cocoa butter per day.... 

Will keep posted

Tony.n
@tonny
03/22/16 08:39:44AM
54 posts

antonino allegra:

Update... many years later! 

We have found a way to build our own cocoa butter press to make about 10kg/h. We are looking into building the machine although is not cheap... it costs about $20K... but we could process about 70kg cocoa butter per day.... 

Will keep posted

Since your willing to spend, 20K, did you check the price of the 200 T (5KG per batch) Cacao Cucina (It is around 25K but I am not 100% sure) and it should get to what you're looking for per day:

http://cacaocucina.com/cocoa-butter-press/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATkKP-NfEk4 

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