Part IV: Air DryingAt Day 6, it’s now time for the drying process to start. Which takes a total of 15 days; also a step-by-step process.
Gentle wind and sun drying - and patience - is super key at this phase.
Many large mass production chocolate companies simply use gas to quickly dry the beans, but that takes away from the flavour that needs to be allowed to develop deep inside the seeds.
Each basin is monitored according to the number of days that the beans are there. It’s very important to closely keep track of each of the days.
For example, the first basin (on day 6 - right after fermentation), had squishy soft beans :) We had a lot of fun taking pics and videos of our products RIGHT in the basins.
Check out the video for a sneak peek of our 2 families of products: a line of Vitamins & Supplements and a line of Functional Chocolate with protein, fibre and MCT oil.