Easy Chocolate Making: All the Basics from Bean to Bar

Peter Gray and Nate Hodge, Raaka Chocolate

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9 Videos (27m)
    • Welcome

    • A Brief History of Chocolate

    • Priming Your Palate: Tasting Notes

    • Tools of the Trade

    • Step 1: Beans

    • Step 2: Grinding

    • Step 3: Tempering

    • Step 4: Packaging

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class

Join Raaka Chocolate's Peter Gray and Nate Hodge for a decadent, 30-minute class on making your own dream chocolate bar. 

This short-and-sweet class is perfect for chocolate lovers who want to learn what to look for in the perfect cacao concoction, how to identify ingredients and nuanced flavors, and even how to craft homemade chocolate for you and your loved ones.

Peter and Nate break down the process into easy steps that anyone can do at home:

  • selecting your beans
  • cracking and separating the beans
  • grinding them
  • tempering
  • packaging
  • and most importantly, tasting!

You’ll walk away from this class with a newfound appreciation for the world’s favorite sweet treat, and ultimately, a delicious chocolate creation of your own.

154 of 157 students recommendSee All

Simple and easy to follow lesson. I will try doing it my self in the future. Thank you for sharing. More power!
Really cool class and I quite liked the sort of "garage lab approach" to it, revealing the improvised tools from their early days. Excellent!





Peter Gray and Nate Hodge

Raaka Chocolate

Community Director and Head Chocolate Maker at Raaka Chocolate, an organic bean-to-bar chocolate factory based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We make the most delicious chocolate possible while building and maintaining healthy and valuable relationships with our global community, our planet and each other.