Assess cocoa bean quality


Examining the type ofcocoa bean delivered by suppliers and matching it to the desired product.

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Essential skill

Assess cocoa bean quality is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Assess cocoa bean quality is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Cocoa press operator: Cocoa press operators tend one or more hydraulic cocoa presses to remove specified amounts of cocoa butter (natural oil of cocoa bean) from chocolate liquor.

Chocolatier: Chocolatiers make confectionery products with chocolate. They perform activities such as examination, feeling, and tasting of ground chocolate paste. Such analysis leads them to ascertain if colour, texture, and taste of the chocolate paste meets specifications.

Cacao beans cleaner: Cacao beans cleaners operate machines for the removal of foreign materials such as stones, string and dirt from cacao beans. They operate silos as to move beans from there to hoppers. They direct the cleaned beans to specified silos. They operate air-cleaning system in order to remove further foreign materials.
Cacao bean roaster: Cacao bean roasters set up and operate cacao processing equipments such as a continuous roasters, crackers fanners, drying and grinding equipment.
Confectioner: Confectioners make a varied range of cakes, candies and other confectionery items for industrial purposes or for direct selling.
Cocoa mill operator: Cocoa mill operators tend machines to pulverise cacao beans into powder of specified fineness. They use air classification systems that separate powder based on its density. Moreover, they weigh, bag, and stack the product.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022