Just when you think you have seen it ALL, someone comes up with a new application for solar ovens. For many of you, the cocoa powder you use when you make brownies, is available at your local grocers. However, one of our Colombian chefs is attempting to make her own! After collecting the pods of the cocoa plant found at la Chocolatería de Barichara, she removed the beans from inside and is solar roasting them!
It is my understanding that, when roasted, they are ground into cocoa powder.
Her oven is the BYU modified Funnel Oven Building and Using the BYU Funnel Oven 1 and Building and Using the BYU Funnel Oven 2