CocoaT Pregrinder from cocoatown.com grinds the cocoa nibs into cocoa paste (like peanut butter consistency). Pregrinding the cocoa nibs in CocoaT Pregrinder significantly reduces the grinding and conching time in the Grindeur. This step enables the chocolatiers to reduce the bean to bar preparation time.
The Pregrinder is compact (24” x 16” x 43”h) and can be used even for residential use. You can feed the cocoa nibs continuously and grind as much as you want. It can grind 30 – 60 lbs of cocoa nibs per hour.
We are selling these machines at cost for Beta testing purpose by the chocolatiers. The chocolatier may have to modify the unit for the intended purpose. We need the feedback from the chocolatiers to develop this machine and fix the problems, if any.
Based on the feedback from couple of chocolatiers currently using this machine, it is working well and the ground cocoa paste is about 48 microns in size. We still need more feedback.