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Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

Uncover the art of crafting delectable dark chocolates from scratch in this immersive hands-on class. Learn the secrets of selecting and grinding single-origin cacao beans, tempering the chocolate, and creating your own signature bars. Indulge in an extensive tasting of Raaka Chocolate's creations and leave with the skills to make bean-to-bar chocolate at home.

  • All levels
  • 14 and older
  • $109/person
  • 58 Seabring Street, Brooklyn
  • 3 hours & 30 minutes

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this chocolate making class:

Get down to the “nibby” gritty in our immersive bean-to-bar dark chocolate making class. You’ll start from scratch by selecting the single origin cacao beans you want to use, winnow them, grind and mill them, temper, pour, and then voila chocolate bars! This class is will set you up with the skills to actually make bean-to-bar chocolate at home with your own equipment. This class also includes an extensive tasting of the chocolate we make here at Raaka.

This class is HANDS ON. You'll go home with a bag of your own mini dark chocolates, an understanding of cacao origins and flavor profiles, and bean-to-bar chocolate making, not to mention happy, chocolatey memories!

NOTE: Due to the structure of the class, chocolate making happens in groups of 2. If the class is fully booked and you're flying solo, you may have to team up with another class participate for the class.

Class is approximately 3-3.5 hours long

Class Policies:

  • Children: Due to the nature of this class, children under the age of 14 are NOT allowed. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
  • What to wear: Please wear close toed shoes and long pants. Hair nets and aprons will be provided. Please bring a hair-tie to tie back hair. This class can get messy, so dress accordingly.
  • Allergens? Let us know in advance by emailing [email protected].
  • Class dates may need to be rescheduled if class size minimum requirements aren't filled. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility!

Classes are in English but can include Spanish speaking at request!

Refund Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your tour or class reservation, Raaka Chocolate must receive your request 7 days in advance of your reservation for a 95% refund. Within 7 days of the reservation, customers forfeit 50% of their reservation fee. Same day cancellations will receive no refund. Non-negotiable. Email [email protected] to reschedule or cancel.

For tours and classes, at least four people, total, must sign up. We'll notify you 24 hours in advance if we didn't meet quota and fully refund your money.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Raaka Chocolate (101)

(4.6-star rating across 101 reviews)
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Adrianna D. on 12/12/2023
    Class was amazing, we all had such a fun time. Everyone was so helpful and kind
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Eli c. on 10/8/2023
    this is a great class. you can really make chocolate from scratch. from selecting the bean, to grinding it in a bunch of different machines, adding ingredients and finally, pouring liquid chocolate into nice little bars you get to take home. this is thorough enough for people who want to start making their own, but also enjoyable if you’re just curious, and don’t ever plan to do it again. a bit messy, but very yum
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by einstin s. on 8/14/2023
    I loved the class, the chocolatier explained the whole process in great detail, the whole class walked out with perfect chocolate made with out own hand. I highly recommend
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Lisa R. on 9/17/2019
    Had a great time. Was interesting seeing how chocolate is actually made
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Anonymous review on 7/29/2019
    I received this tour as a gift and it was incredible! You learn so much in the walk-around factory tour and get to do some fun taste-testing along the way. Creating our own three bars was definitely the highlight! Will keep an eye out for their chocolate in stores :)
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Anonymous review on 4/8/2019
    Great session and great chocolate. Definitely something cool to do with friends or as a date. Love the product!
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Anonymous review on 10/29/2018
    Loved the class! Learned so much information about various types of chocolate making and how Raaka is different. The employees at Raaka are so passionate about what they do and it was wonderful to experience that first hand. The “chocolate making” may have only been a small portion of the class, but the whole experience was wonderful! Would definitely recommend!
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Sarah C. on 8/12/2018
    Very in-depth explanation of chocolate. Gained stronger appreciation of preparation process
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Hitomi S. on 7/30/2018
    It was so fun to know the detail of how dark chocolates were made. It was definitely interesting to hear creator's thought tasting chocolate.
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Richard V. on 11/13/2017
    This was an intense, informative and fun introduction to the process of making chocolate by an enthusiastic and interesting presenter. Though one might think from the course name that you were going to crush, clean, grind, melt, temper and mold your own chocolate bars, more accurately you will learn how the first 5 steps, along with wrapping each bar, evolved at Raaka from drudgingly doing them by hand to the (often unique) mechanized systems they now have in place. Along the way, you do get to mold and flavor 3 of your very own Raaka Chocolate bar creations and end with a tasting of many of Raaka's chocolate flavors. You will leave with a deeper appreciation of one of life's little, complex pleasures!
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Kristine F. on 10/1/2017
    Informative and fun tour! Great (and abundant) chocolate tasting too...
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Anonymous review on 8/6/2017
    I wish there was more stuff to do, but I found the course to be very informative and fun!
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Anonymous review on 8/5/2017
    The tour was really nice & informative but the "making' part /workshop was very simple
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Reviewed by Caitlin C. on 5/30/2017
    Highly recommended! If you go to Raaka's official website, a tour is $10 and a class (including the tour) is $50, although sometimes its $75 on Coursehorse! The tour lasted for 1 hour and 20 mins and the actual 'chocolate making' lasted 10 mins for the group of 12, and is only a 2 to 3 MINUTE LONG PROCESS for each person - it consisted of catching ready-made chocolate in a mold, spreading it out/tempering using a vibrating machine, and then sprinkling toppings on (the chocolate cools and hardens super fast so u need to get the toppings on fast if you want them to stick), then refrigerate for 30 mins while the tour goes on. You get to keep 3 bars that you make (you can buy 3 bars of raaka chocolate for $15 at the factory). I'm giving it 4 stars because we had a blast - the tour guide was great, it was informative and fun, learned a lot about the bean to bar process, got to taste beans and chocolate at different stages, and it was fun to make our own bars. But keep in mind it might not be the best value since for a tour (which is already awesome in itself!) and 3 bars of professionally-made raaka chocolate it would cost only 25$.
  • Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

    Anonymous review on 1/19/2016
    This class/tour was amazing! Very knowledgable and friendly tour guide/host. Taught us all about making chocolate and then we sampled lots of different varieties and made 3 bars of our own. I'd highly recommend it to a friend. Great date idea.
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Students report that the classes at Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making are informative and enjoyable. They learn the entire process of chocolate making, including selecting the beans, grinding, adding ingredients, and pouring into molds for bar formation. Students gain a greater appreciation for chocolate preparation and the evolution of the techniques used at Raaka. They also highly value the hands-on experience of creating their own chocolate bars, despite these activities comprising a relatively small portion of the class. The overall consensus is a recommendation of the class for its blending of educational content, fun activities, and resulting delicious chocolate bars. Quotes: 1. "I loved the class, the chocolatier explained the whole process in great detail, the whole class walked out with perfect chocolate made with our own hand." 2. "Loved the class! Learned so much information about various types of chocolate making and how Raaka is different." 3. "You will leave with a deeper appreciation of one of life's little, complex pleasures!"

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Question from Sandy P.
Hi, would you get to hear about correctly tempering chocolate during this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sandy! The tempering process is discussed during the factory tour portion of the class. However, they do not do an in-depth training on how to temper chocolate at home. Hope this helps!
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Question from Margarita K.
Is this chocolate vegan?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Margarita! All of the chocolate and toppings for the class are completely vegan! Hope this helps!
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