Easy Chocolate Making: All the Basics from Bean to Bar Free class

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.

133 of 136 students recommendSee All

Right to the point....a clear concise explanation/demonstration of the bean to bar process. A reference video I plan to follow. Thank you.
Thanks for showing us that it's possible.
Great videos that help to explain chocolate production from cacao tree through to eating your handmade bar.





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.