CocoaTown LLC designs, develops, distributes unique, multipurpose equipments to make gourmet chocolate bar from beans. We supply the whole train of equipments such as CocoaT Roasters, CocoaT Crackers, CocoaT pregrinders, CocoaT mini Pregrinders, Melangers, Grindeurs etc. to small and medium size chocolate manufacturing companies.
We make it easy for scaling up your production from test batches to manufacturing bulk quantities. We provide complete solution for your special needs by customizing the appliances. Our strength is in supporting our products and our customers with warranty and service with our extensive inventory of spare parts. We ship these appliances around the world.
The best part of being in this business is the happiness we get when we meet our customers who thank us for putting them in business. We have created chocopreneurs in more than 40 countries. In 2012, Fine Chocolate Industry Association has awarded us "Innovation in Fine Chocolate Production Category"
Our team members have over 100 years of collective experience in Product design, Information Technology, eCommerce, Customer Service, Accounting, and Management. We are all fun-loving, hard working individuals who are committed to our job and family.
We strive for innovation and perfection. Since our products and vendors often exceed our criteria, we are confident that our customers will be satisfied with our unique products and services also.
Inno Concepts Inc, the parent company of CocoaTown LLC has been supplying superior quality specialty appliances for gourmet food industry for since 1992.
In 2013 January, Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) has presented CocoaTown with Innovation in Fine Chocolate Products Award.
About the Founders:
Mrs. Andal Balu and her husband Dr. M. Balu have been serial entrepreneurs for over two decades. They started their first company, Inno Concepts, in 1992 to address the unmet need for traditional appliances for authentic Indian cooking. Inno Concepts began distributing grinders and quickly expanded into a full suite of innovative appliances.
In 2005, Andal and Balu identified a need in the chocolate industry for a cost effective melangers and Grindeurs for cocoa beans. Subsequently, Andal and Balu launched CocoaTown to design, develop, manufacture and distribute specialty, multipurpose equipment for bean to bar industry. CocoaTown has enabled entrepreneurs around the world to produce artisan bean to bar chocolates.
Andal and Balu are deeply involved in their local community, serving on the Board of Directors for various cultural and charitable organizations. They have also organized numerous fundraising events over the last 25 years to raise money for various charities in India.
Dr. Balu holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry, and has spent over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published more than 25 scientific papers and holds 10 patents. With his Physics and Chemistry background he understands the chocolate processing. He enjoys solving engineering problems. This unique combination has helped him to better serve the needs of the chocolatiers.
Andal holds a Master’s degree in Botany and worked as an agricultural scientist in the Indian government before moving to the US. A high-powered businesswoman, she likes inventing new recipes, and is constantly learning about anything and everything related to chocolates and machines. She enjoys traveling the world to meet her customers and to learn about different cultures and customs.