Also Known as Cocoa Liquor
What is Chocolate Liquor?
Chocolate liquor, also called cocoa liquor, is a combination of chocolate solids and cocoa butter. The proportion of chocolate solids to cocoa butter is usually about 50% to 50%, but it can be modified to suit whatever flavor profile consumers desire. The liquor is produced by harvesting, fermenting, drying, nibbing, and crushing cocoa beans.
In this process, the cocoa beans from the tree are crushed into what is an edible and usable product. Chocolate liquor can be sold directly as baking chocolate, or bittersweet chocolate, or can be separated into constituent parts of cocoa powder and cocoa butter. This will then go on into any number of other applications in the baking world.