RAAKA Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Class
64 Seabring St, Brooklyn
Saturday, April 21 (this was rescheduled from March 31 because of the Passover and Easter holidays)
3:15 pm – 5:15 pm at the Raaka Chocolate factory
or 2:30 pm at Union Square at Capital One (14th St & Broadway) for Uber car to Brooklyn
$75 includes tour, class, unlimited samples, and 3 hand-made bars
Share a car from Union Square (round trip) for an additional $20
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE
Learn how to make your own artisanal chocolates from bean-to-bar with an indulgent visit to Raaka Chocolate, an award-winning chocolatier in Brooklyn. Aaron says this is one of the best events he has done with Juliane. Learn all about the chocolate making process and sample the chocolate from every process, starting with the just-opened pods from their own farm in the Dominican Republic to the different stages of roasted beans, to the liquid chocolate, and then the final product. The class starts with a tour of the factory, then you’ll taste raw cacao from around the world and at different roasting stages, compare unique traits of each growing region, grinding the beans and learning the secret method to separate the crushed shells from the cocoa, ending with you having dozens of (unlimited) samples and 3 hand-crafted personally made bars to take home. Raaka means “raw” in Finland, and this company teaches you the green and sustainable way they make chocolate. Learn the history of chocolate, the history of this particular company, what defines the percentage of chocolate, according to Raaka (they use no dairy and no fillers such as stabilizers), and how this brand has grown from a small chocolatier in Brooklyn to an international brand. We go deep into the process of every stage, from grinding the beans to pouring and decorating the bars to watching the machine label and package. This event is for anyone who has eaten chocolate and not said “yuck”. Note: This class takes place after hours, but in an actual working factory; please wear closed-toed shoes.
Refund Policy: Ticketed events (tours, classes, shows, ANY non-dinner event) are non-refundable within 7 days of the event.