CAcao Cucina®

The Cacao Cucina® line of equipment is designed for boutique artisan chocolate businesses who want to produce and sell 100–1,000 pounds per week of delicious chocolate. We make it easy to understand the process of making chocolate from raw cocoa beans, and how each step of the process contributes to the quality of the final chocolate. Our equipment gives you the flexibility and control at each step of the process to make chocolate that is uniquely yours.

Our Complete Chocolate Making System

Cacao Cucina® offers a complete chocolate making system, designed for reliable production operation and compliance with GMP and FDA guidelines for commercial food production. All equipment is manufactured and tested at our facility in Plainfield, IL by experienced craftsmen. The equipment is stainless steel construction, and food contact surfaces are stainless steel, UHMW, or other FDA approved materials. Machines are wired to conform to the electrical standards of the destination country.

Step 1 Roasting


Step 2 Winnowing


Step 3 Grinding


Step 4 Refining


Step 5


Step 6


The Cacao Cucina® Difference

We’re more than just an equipment manufacturer. Our team possesses a wealth of experience in process engineering, food science, product development, as well as the customer service, industrial design, and stainless steel fabrication that are the cornerstones of our equipment business.

The equipment is designed to provide our customers with many years of reliable service, otherwise known as ‘the high service factor.’ This means that the machines are engineered for higher loads than would be typical for the application – the direct result being prolonged lifetime of the equipment, differentiating our equipment from ‘appliances.’ Appliances are not designed to sustain the wear and tear of day in, day out use, and often cannot match true production equipment in either efficiency or in the quality of product they produce.

We know that Cacao Cucina® equipment is built to high quality standards, because we design, build, inspect, and test it our facility. Think of us as artisan equipment builders!

Customer Support

We also offer onsite start-up assistance and training at our customers’ facilities, including basic equipment training, technical support, and engineering consultation. We’ve traveled as far as Taiwan and Papua New Guinea to ensure our customers have the best experience possible with Cacao Cucina® equipment and have the knowledge they need to produce the best possible chocolate.

We provide more than just the equipment to make high quality bean to bar chocolate. We’ll work with you and your team to foster a solid understanding of the bean to bar process and to connect you with all the resources necessary to create high quality chocolate.

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