Bahen & Co. Chocolate Maker
Bahen & Co is a craft bean to bar maker of single origin chocolate, sourcing beans direct from growers for the best heirloom varieties available. The process involves roasting, winnowing, stone grinding, conching and tempering. Joshua uses a 1930s Barth Sirocco Ball Roaster, and a 100 year old wooden winnower rescued from an abandoned chocolate factory in Latin America, machines that operate at low speed and low impact to tease out flavour.
He works to produce chocolate in an old fashioned way that celebrates the practices of the pre industrial craft. Joshua uses no additives – only cocoa and cane sugar, where the process relies on the quality and individual character of the beans to deliver the flavour profiles. This process is unique to Australia.