We have been making bean to bar chocolate here at Sjölinds for about 4 years. However, our operation has been so small I don't think you could even call it micro batches; maybe nano batches? This last year we started selling the bars so fast we have been working towards building a larger scale operation; upgrading manufacturing space, finding larger equipment and a larger quantity of beans.
Our roaster, until this time has been about the size of a toaster oven. It has worked great but only roasts couple pounds of beans at a time. This last week our first piece of the larger equipment arrived, the roaster! It's a real beauty! It feels like Christmas for grown-ups. I'll keep you updated as progress on this great adventure develops.