BELYZIUM Artisan Chocolate

BELYZIUM Artisan Chocolate, Berlin: Hours, Address, BELYZIUM Artisan Chocolate Reviews: 5/5

BELYZIUM Artisan Chocolate
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
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Tuesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
We do everything from A to Z – we grow and process cacao in Belize, ship the beans to Germany and make chocolate right in the center of Berlin! Our single-origin organic cocoa is sustainably grown in a pristine jungle of Belize, Central America. The hand-harvested and sun-dried cocoa beans are directly imported to Germany. In our Artisan Chocolaterie in Berlin, the beans are gently roasted and refined preserving their exquisite flavor and aroma. The result is pure, rich and fresh chocolate, made in small batches for you to enjoy. Visit the chocolate heaven. Make your own bar of chocolate in Berlin’s only bean to bar Artisan Chocolaterie. Chocolate tasting and workshops. Unique and unforgettable experience! Come and see every step of chocolate production, try the best chocolate you ever tasted and learn how it is made.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighborhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
How to get there
  • Rosenthaler Platz • 5 min walk
  • Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz • 5 min walk
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David S
Göteborg4 contributions
Best chocolate I ever tasted, don't forget to taste the chocolate tea. Friendly staff. Wonderful chocolate bars. Great value for money
Written December 20, 2014
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spinalcrackerbox
Kampot, Cambodia62 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Belyzium imports its own chocolate from Belize and their beans are a winner. I am confident that in a blind taste test I could pick them out. Ït is the "beaniest"/most raw/closest to the original fruit chocolate taste I have ever encountered and I personally like it very much. It may not have the fine subtleties of Domori's best varieties (I consider this Italian brand the best I have ever tasted) but it gives you your high quality chocolate fix - and then some.

The menu is quite short. Bars are 5,50 and there are many other chocolate products, as well as roasted beans, which by themselves are delicious. There's hot chocolate shots, very good coffee (according to my mom, the coffee expert), bottled fruit smoothies, etc. They had (?) ice cream over the warmer months (1.80 per scoop) and I considered their chocolate version the best I have ever had. They always present fruity flavors as well (some with choco nibs) and flavors you will never encounter anywhere else.

They also offer chocolate making classes. Seating is rather limited as it's a small but lovely corner place.
Written November 2, 2016
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YunziesTravels
London, UK164 contributions
Jun 2016 • Business
I'm wearing a blue hair net and shoe covers in an immaculate food preparation room and it's the moment of truth.
I push a button on a dispenser resembling a prop from Dr Who and out pours a flow of chocolate that began life as a humble tray of cacao a short while earlier.
My iPhone-sized plastic tray is the end of the road for a crop harvested by farmers in the jungles of Belize and shipped 6,000 miles to Belyzium's corner shop in Berlin.
While I might be a little too long in the tooth for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory analogies, I'll confess to a feeling of, 'I made this' at a workshop I took part in.
The artisans have a 'tree to bar' philosophy, making only dark chocolate using one type of cacao grown, fermented and dried by farmers paid above Fairtrade rates.
In an introductory video founder Andrei Shibkov looks like a kind of genteel India Jones, stood casually on a motor boat somewhere in Belize.
I can imagine him trekking through the undergrowth, the natural riches of mythical cacao being his personal Holy Grail. Andre found his prize - a blend of two wild native beans - in a jungle to the south of the country.
And this from a Russian-born entrepreneur living in California with a boutique shop in Berlin. Food of the Gods, the promotional material promises us.
Well, with such a back story comes high expectations.
On arrival we were presented with samples of Belyzium's chocolate-based products, including fine, subtle ice cream, pale hot chocolate and even a bottle of beer, and played the videos on an overhead screen.
We then shuffled through to the food prep area where giant white sacks of imported cacao rest next to shiny metal surfaces and table-top machinery.
A member of staff demonstrated each stage of the process, allowing us to sample or peruse the different ingredients along the way.
Cacao, even without sugar, isn't too bad, we found.
The industrial methods used by larger mainstream chocolate brands became apparent during the workshop and I'll never look at certain high street names again. At the end of the session we were invited over to the choco-droid with our trays, before adding ingredients such as nuts or chilli.
Another member of my multi-lingual group made a bar which will surely bestow the power of fire-breathing on whoever is brave enough to take a bite.
Our creations were put in the fridge to cool down and were ready in pristine Belyzium-branded packaging by the time it came for us to leave.
I waited until after my return to England to see if the 'food of the Gods' could visit wonders on earth. Despite having been shoved in my fridge for several days, the bar had a rich, well-rounded taste from the gentle roasting and a hint of spicy warmth.
It also retained the tangy flavour of the original cacao.
The chocolate was worthy of five stars and the workshop came close. I will be back, if not just to buy some more bars made the experts.
Written July 11, 2016
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Dear YunziesTravels, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave the review and your appreciation of our products. We strive to make sure that all of our customers have only 5-star experience and would really appreciate it if you could tell us what we could do different in your case. You mentioned that your workshop experience came close to 5 stars, but it was not clear in which areas you thought we fell short. Thank you in advance, Andrei
Written July 12, 2016
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Soumya S
1 contribution
Aug 2019
Exquisite range of chocolates and other chocolate products! The best one was the edible cacao beans.
Written July 23, 2020
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Springtraveler06
Maryland482 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
We spotted this small shop and chocolate source while exploring our neighborhood. It's a gem! The staff is very knowledgeable
about all things chocolate and the drinks, ranging from various types of hot chocolate to a chocolate blend beer, are reasonable and delicious. They offer chocolate workshops on Saturdays.
Written December 22, 2018
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Dear Springtraveler06, Thank you for visiting our craft chocolate factory and for your kind words! We are pleased to hear that you liked our chocolate and share your positive experience on TripAdvisor. It's our main goal to make the best chocolate possible and to make our customers happy! Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!
Written December 23, 2018
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mbursi
Florence, Italy11 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Try everything! You will be amazed! They own their own farm in Belize where they take care of the full process...And don't miss their chocolate workshop!
Written July 29, 2017
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jefftoes
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Around noon one day my wife and I happened to pass by this shop in East Berlin. Though it wasn't scheduled to open until 2 pm, the door was open, so we walked in. The owner and the chocolate-maker could not have been nicer. They offered us samples and mugs of hot chocolate. According to the owner hers is the only bean-to-bar shop in Germany. Which is to say the owner has her own chocolate plantation in Belize which she visits annually. With such a hands-on operation it's not surprising that the chocolate is irresistible. I came home to Los Angeles with a bag of nibs that I sprinkle on my granola. I'm about to order several more bags.
Written April 9, 2016
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Alexandra G
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Mar 2016 • Business
I visited the shop on several occasions and I must say that it has always been a real pleasure and not only a culinary one. The people behind Belyzium know everything about the process of creating their wonderful products and you can truly feel the work and love involved in the chocolate. We also sent several groups to their workshops and received great feedback from the guests. It is a truly local experience that you shouldn't miss
Written March 8, 2016
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Manos_Xy
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Great place, passionate people and the most amazing chocolate I've ever tasted! From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed by the decor and the friendly staff. Andrei - the founder gave us a taster of three different fermented chocolates and my god they were so delicious! We also tasted the cocoa tea and a truffle! By far the best chocolate I have ever had!
Written March 3, 2016
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Andy102
Zurich3 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
I visited the Belyzium chocolate company in Berlin a few weeks ago and attended their workshop about making making chocolate (starting from the raw cacao beans).
The whole team was friendly and very knowledgeable, the store is nicely made and the workshop was very interesting.
I have already visited a few small batch chocolate maker but the care they take about the whole process, starting with farming the cocoa trees (yes, they have their own plantation) and ending with carefully processing the beans into high quality chocolate, is outstanding.

Summary: One of the best chocolate if ever tried.
If you are into good, high quality chocolate, you should definitely get you some bars from these guys!
Written December 10, 2015
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