The Videri Chocolate Factory

The Videri Chocolate Factory is a small shop in Raleigh NC which specializes in dark chocolates. All the chocolate is made on site. Here are some photos from a visit.

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Cacao pod and raw beans.

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The Sorting Room. The beans are divided by size and type.

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Winnowing. The cacao seeds are crushed and the hulls are removed.

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Grinding. The chocolate is ground into a fine powdery paste.

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Tempering. The chocolate paste is heated to improve its texture and consistency.

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Molding. The melted chocolate is poured into molds to form particular shapes, then cooled.
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