Chocolate Melanger is a stone grinder used to grind cocoa bean nibs to chocolate liquor. This is an ideal tool for chocolatiers who want to make chocolate from bean to bar or cocoa nibs to cocoa liquor.Melangeur is used by Raw Chocolatier, Commercial Chocolatier, Home Chocolatier, Raw Chocolate Maker, Nut butter manufacturers.
Melangeur is a vintage chocolate grinding machine. It has two giant revolving granite rollers on top of a revolving granite slab. The intense grinding action of the heavy rollers tearing across the slab as they rotate converts the cocoa nibs (roasted bean pieces) to a thick oily paste and finally a thick liquid. Heat is added to the machine to facilitate the liquefaction.
The resulting thick cocoa bean liquid is called cocoa "liquor" and is over 50 percent fat. It is either used at this stage for cocoa butter pressing or is mixed and re-ground with sugar in the Melangeur to make chocolate.
Sugar is well mixed into the liquid cocoa using Choco Melangeur. Both the sugar and cocoa solid particles are ground down smaller and smaller while more and more fat is released from the cocoa. The sugar/cocoa mixture becomes smoother and remains a thick liquid known as chocolate "paste" ready for the refining and conching process.