Georgia Exporter Spotlight: COCOATOWN

By | Original Article: A Q&A interview with Andal Balu and Balu Balasubramanian, Owners County: Fulton Industry: Food Processing Equipment CocoaTown designs, develops, and distributes unique, multipurpose equipment to make gourmet chocolate bars from beans, nut butters and nut milks from nuts and other gourmet foods. What motivated your company to start selling

Politicians, CEOs, cabbies, cooks… Indians in America are having a moment

Lavina Melwani | Aug 31, 2018 03:11 PM IST | Economy | Original Article: Indra Nooyi is possibly the most visible Indian-American CEO whose corporation PepsiCo is based in Purchase, New York. Dr. Balu M. Balasubramanian, a chemist, and his wife Andal Balu have recast the idli-grinder in a new avatar. Lavina Melwani @lavinamelwani

CocoaTown is rewarded in Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma | May 2018 | Source: As well as being a Georgia GLOBE Award winner (see previous Newsmaker report), Cocoatown was among the top 10 companies receiving credits from UPS in the March 28, 2018 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge. The top 10 on March 29, 2018:CocoatownDustex LLCGF Health

One Last Time, Gov. Deal Praises 40 Georgia Exporters Who Cracked New Markets

March 22, 2018 | Trevor Williams | original article: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal meets with the state’s representatives from 12 countries. They promote Georgia products and recruit inbound investment. Gov. Nathan Deal this week headlined his last annual celebration recognizing Georgia companies exporting all over the world.  During his customary speech at this year’s

Innovation in Processing Cocoa into Chocolate:

Cocoatown | March 19 2018 | Milling and Grain | Original article: For years, farmers have been selling cocoa as commodity where the price is set in a distant area of the world removed far away from the cocoa farmers. The cocoa farmers had no control or means to grow their income substantially. In

Chocolate Sutra

By Lavina Melwani | February 8 2018 | Khabar | Original Article: The humble grinder of idli batter is now a chocolate-making machine Mr. and Mrs. Balu started out selling grinders for idli-dosa batter. Improvising from there, and finding a market niche, they launched CocoaTown, which is now a recognized catalyst for the “bean-to-bar” industry amongst small scale