The cocoa powder production line includes a series of cocoa processing machines. According to the needs of different customers, it includes small-scale cocoa powder processing equipment and a fully automatic cocoa powder processing plant. The cocoa powder processing machine includes cleaning, dehulling, shell kernel separation, drying, baking, peeling, refining, degreasing, crushing, and other processes.
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Cocoa powder making process introduction
For different customers, the production steps of cocoa powder are also different. The reason is that different customers use different raw materials. Therefore, in order to meet the production requirements of all customers, I will introduce you to the two cocoa powder processing lines. One is a small production line for small cocoa processing plants, another is a fully automatic processing plant for big factories.
small scale cocoa powder processing plant
The small cocoa powder production line includes baking, peeling, refining, degreasing, crushing and other processes. These small cocoa powder making machines are mainly suitable for factories that process cocoa beans at the back end. Their raw materials for cocoa beans mainly obtaines by purchasing cocoa beans on the market. Such cocoa beans have undergone fermentation and drying steps.
Fully automatic cocoa production line
The large-scale cocoa bean production plant mainly consists of two parts. The first part is cleaning impurities, mainly for the preliminary screening of cocoa beans. The cleaning process mainly includes: feeding-removing stone-baking-cooling-grading-storaging. The cocoa beans processed in this process will flow to the food processing plant to be processed into cocoa powder.
The whole process of making cocoa powder
The processing of fresh cocoa beans into cocoa powder requires the following steps: shelling-separation of shell and kernel-drying-roasting-peeling-refining-degreasing-cocoa cake crushing-grinding.
Note: We match with these cocoa beans processing machines according to the steps of cocoa powder processing. If your processing method is different, we can match you with a suitable machine according to your processing technology.
The cocoa pod breaking machine is used to crack the green cocoa pod. The production efficiency of this machine is extremely high, it can break 30-50 pods per minute. And it can easily get rid of cocoa pods (cocoa fruits) of different sizes. And, regardless of the size of the cocoa pod, it will not break individual cocoa beans.
Shell and kernel separation machine
After the cocoa pod passes through the cracker machine, the cocoa pod shells and cocoa beans spikelet are separated. But some of the cocoa beans are still adhered to the cocoa pod shell. Therefore, it requires a shell kernel separator machine to separate the cocoa pod shells and cocoa beans in the cocoa powder production line. The cocoa beans constantly rotate in the drum screen.The smaller cocoa beans leak down through the screen, and the larger cocoa pod shell moves to the outlet with the movement of the screen. Therefore, the cocoa pod shell and the cocoa beans are separated.
Cocoa beans dryer machine
Through the above steps, the cocoa beans we get are cocoa beans wrapped in white floc. We need a dryer machine to dry the cocoa beans. After drying, the sugar contained in the white flesh of the cocoa beans gradually decomposes. The high temperature kills the bacteria on the surface of the cocoa beans and keeps the cocoa beans dry to form a brown color.
Nuts roaster machine
After roasting the cocoa beans, the surface becomes drier. Therefore, the skin on the surface of the cocoa bean is more likely to fall off. Compared with unbaked cocoa beans, the taste of roasted cocoa beans becomes smoother, which is beneficial to subsequent processing.
Cocoa bean peeling machine
In the cocoa powder production line, it requires a cocoa bean peeling machine to remove the bitter taste contained in the cocoa bean skin. The cocoa bean peeling machine controls by rollers to realize the peeling function. Then suck the peeled skins into the bag outside the machine through the blower. The peeled cocoa beans are discharged through the discharge port. The machine can adjust the wind force and the peeling gap.
Cocoa paste grinder machine
The cocoa paste grinder machine can grind cocoa beans into cocoa slurry,and it can remove the bitterness and astringency contained in cocoa beans. The colloid mill composes of a stator and a rotor. During operation, the stator and the rotor rotate mutually to generate shearing force and friction force, so that the material can achieve the effect of fine grinding and roughly grinding.
In the liquid state,the cocoa paste called a cocoa mass,and it called a cocoa liquor in the solid state.
Cocoa butter pressing machine
The hydraulic oil press machine is specially used to squeeze the fluid or solid oil-containing raw materials into a cake shape and remove the oil during the pressing process. Therefore, the machine can applies for pressing cocoa butter in the cocoa powder processing line. The cocoa liquor can be pressed by this machine to obtain cocoa butter (creamy yellow) and cocoa cake.
Cocoa cake breaking machine
After de-fatting, the cocoa cake is relatively hard and needs to be broken by a breaking machine before grinding. The cocoa cake crusher machine can crush harder materials into fine particles.
Cocoa powder grinder machine
The last step of the cocoa powder production line is to use a stainless steel grinder to grind the powder. The cocoa powder grinding machine adopts all stainless steel, and the fineness of crushing determines by the gap of the screen. And you can make cocoa powder of different fineness by changing screens of different sizes.
Features of the cocoa powder production line
- This cocoa powder production line is suitable for large, medium, and small cocoa powder processing manufacturers.
- All cocoa powder manufacturing machines adopts food grade machine materials, which are safe, efficient, and hygienic.
- The cocoa powder produced by these cocoa powder processing machines has good quality and good taste, which can maximize the use of raw materials and reduce the waste of raw materials.
- The production line can complete the entire process from the raw materials of cocoa beans to the final product, with high production efficiency.
- All cocoa powder making machines have multiple models, so we can provide you with a variety of specifications of cocoa powder production lines.
Cocoa powder application
Cocoa powder is processed through a series of processes. It has the characteristics of a fine powder, pure fragrance, and no impurities. Therefore, it can be used to produce chocolate, ice cream, candy, pastry, and other foods.
Cocoa powder benefits
The cocoa powder contains a variety of nutrients, these nutrients have great benefits to human health.
1. The linoleic acid in cocoa powder can help the body stabilize blood sugar and control appetite.
2. Cocoa powder is rich in vitamin A, which can maintain visual function, maintain normal growth and development of bones, and promote growth.
3. Cocoa powder also contains tannins and cocoa polyphenols, which can prevent the formation of gum stones and tooth decay, and are very helpful in protecting teeth.
4. The flavonoids contained in cocoa powder can promote vasodilation, reduce inflammation and reduce blood clot formation, thereby playing a role in preventing cardiovascular disease.
5. Cocoa powder contains phenethylamine ingredients that can make people feel happy, and people who are in low mood and depression can improve their mood when eating.