ZK About Chocolate

Cocoa trees grow in the tropical regions around the equator, with 70% of the world cocoa beans coming from West Africa. It takes a whole years crop from one tree to make approximately half a kilogram of cocoa. To prepare cocoa, the ripe cocoa pods are harvested them cut open to remove the cocoa beans. The beans are then roasted and finally ground to produce cocoa liquor which is refined to manufacture chocolate, or processed further to make cocoa butter and cocoa powder.