Cocoashala, India’s 1st fine chocolate making school using the latest bean to bar equipment, has partnered with Capco from UK – a leading manufacturer of Materials Testing and Sample Preparation Equipment, based in Ipswich, Suffolk.
The partnership is a definition of Cocoashala’s philosophy of partnering with the best brands to bring cocoa experiences to the chocolate industry and chocolate-loving masses of India.
Cocoashala will set up a functional / demonstration bean to bar making unit in Chennai using the cocoa winnower from Capco and in doing so, will become India’s first, one-of-its-kind chocolate school in Asia to do so.
Cocoashala – established by Poonam Chordia and L Nitin Chordia (India’s only Certified Chocolate Taster and Judge at the International Chocolate Awards, London) – aims to provide an opportunity to students and enthusiasts to learn and relive the art of bean to bar and fine chocolate making using the world’s best laboratory scale equipment’s. The school shall display, use and distribute Capco products when chocolate making classes commence in September 2016.
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The school will serve as a platform for students and enthusiasts who wish to improve their knowledge about cocoa/chocolates at the basic and advanced levels, further establishing Capco as the most preferred Materials Testing and Sample Preparation Equipment supplier globally.
Andrew Robertson from Capco, UK believes that India is currently at the nascent stages of developing their bean to bar market and has now started to show a lot of interest in fine chocolate making. He feels Capco can fulfill Cocoashala’s need for fine equipment, seeing as it has serviced many laboratories globally with such test equipment.
Cocoashala is a part of Cocoatrait which is an initiative to promote knowledge, production and consumption of fine chocolates in India. Cocoatrait operates the only one of its kind virtual chocolate tasting club in India with an aim to connect Chocolate Lovers to Chocolatiers.
Cocoashala is the offline version of Cocoatrait and aims to connect chocolate lovers to the chocolatiers in the real and physical world!