Minimal Chocolate's Store Takes Treats from Bean to Bar

By: Jana Pijak - Oct 29, 2015
References: designmadeinjapan
Minimal Chocolate is a craft chocolate brand that specializes in handmade and ethically sourced treats. In addition to its elegant branding and gorgeous store interior, the brand also offers chocolate maker workshops that show candy fans exactly how their product is made.

Exploring a process that takes their treat from bean to bar, Minimal Chocolate starts their workshop off with a crop of fresh cocoa beans that are fermented and dried before being roasted in an oven. Once roasted, these beans are broken and winnowed by hand and are ground and mixed together.

The next step of Minimal Chocolate's detailed process involves shaping the cocoa mix into special molds and aging this mixture for up to a month before it is ready to package and sell to customers. Following in the footsteps of coffee and tea artisans, confection creators are also embracing more traditional manufacturing methods rather than mass production techniques.