Now, we are opening our 2nd chocolate making factory, in Panama!
We already have an established Team and reputation in Boquete, Panama so the location decision was not difficult. After all, it is the home of our 11 specialty coffee farms, processing mill and laboratory, The Perfect Pair coffee and chocolate shop and our executive headquarters!
Our New Selmi Line
When selecting a supplier for the new factory equipment we had to consider product quality, efficiency, ease of use, cost, practical equipment and personnel safety.
Thus, in collaboration with our legendary Swiss Chocolate advisor, Werner Ruegsegger, we decided on a state-of-the-art Selmi production line from Italy.
It is simply the best in its class, with “artisanal friendly technology” that will enable us to control and make unique chocolate products (with our own proprietary recipe).
In this next stage of our development, we have opted to integrate the use of the 5-star “ball mill” refining equipment in our production process. This equipment will allow us to refine our chocolate faster, yet, have the fervent control over quality we desire.
Thus, the new micron 25 ball refiner will enable us to refine up to 25 kg of chocolate per hour; a huge step up in production compared to our 3-day production cycle with stone grinders.
That’s a lot of chocolate!