Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker: Tabal Chocolate
Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Website: Tabal Chocolate
Date Established: 2012
Ingredients Used: 4 - Cacao Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Vanilla Beans, Organic Cacao Butter
Allergy Information: Possible traces of dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat
In 2012, Dan took the next step by forming Tabal Chocolate moving production into facilities at 33rd & Lisbon in Milwaukee. They are committed to working with women owned cacao farms and actively search for those suppliers.
In early 2017, it had become evident that the demand for their high quality bean to bar chocolate required a new expanded manufacturing facility and the decision was made to move to the Wauwatosa Village, WI. In summer 2017, they officially opened the new Tabal Chocolate shop, café, and educational center, offering classes, tastings and increased production capacity.
Tabal chocolate is made by hand sorting single origin organic cacao beans from 8+ different countries, roasting them, and cracking and winnowing the beans in a custom made machine. The resulting nibs are then stone ground for 3-4 days, tempered and poured into molds. They do not blend any of our cacao origins and only offer single estate or Co-op chocolate.
Organic cacao beans are carefully roasted to preserve their flavor, then stone ground using a traditional Mexican Molino. The finest organic ingredients (sugar, vanilla, cacao butter) are added to create small batches of chocolate that maintain nutrient value and assure the highest quality.
Tabal Chocolate trades directly with farmers in Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, and others to find the most flavorful organic beans on the planet.