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CocoaT basic Winnower


Under normal conditions the processing time is 2-3 weeks. If you need urgently, please contact us and we will expedite your order.

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Voltage: 110V

  • 110V
  • 220V

Metering Device: Motorized

  • Motorized
  • Manual


CocoaT basic Winnower

CocoaT basic Winnower is a compact system that efficiently separates the husk from the nibs in a single pass. The husk is collected in the collection box and there is no dust generated. It is hygienic and ideal for any manufacturing condition. The elegant stainless steel column can be displayed in front of the customers and they can see the separation process. The winnowing process is so efficient that the loss is less than 0.05%. This is the most cost effective, compact winnower you will find in the world. All food contact areas are made of high quality stainless steel.

The husk is collected in a sealed container and can be removed in a snap. The air flow is controlled by a stainless steel air regulator by simply turning it to adjust size of the opening. The LED lights in the winnower separation column make this a true star.

Manual Metering dispenser regulates the flow of cracked bean through the separation column and gives the best separation of nibs and husk. Avoids the variability caused by different people feeding it in different speed and affecting the efficiency of separation.

Cleaning the winnower between the batches is very easy. Just use the vacuum cleaner attached and it blows off the debris from the winnower separation column. The hopper, nib collection tray are all removable for easy cleaning with soap and water. 

You can also upgrade it to the CocoaT deluxe Winnower

What is the difference between the CocoaT basic Winnower and CocoaT deluxe Winnower?

The operating principle to efficiently separate the husk from the nibs, during winnowing process is same for both CocoaT basic and deluxe Winnower.  Both of them have closed husk collection system.

The main difference comes from the way the vacuum generator is connected to the cyclone separator.  In CocoaT basic winnower it is directly connected to the top of the cyclone separator. It is ok to use this in the kitchen away from customers. In CocoaT deluxe winnower the vacuum source is connected to the cyclone separator through a bent stainless-steel pipe attached to the main column.  Aesthetically the deluxe winnower looks more nicely built and makes it a great show piece.

If you decide to convert your CocoaT basic winnower to CocoaT deluxe winnower at a later time, upgrade kit is available.

Metering dispenser:

Metering dispenser regulates the flow of cracked cocoa beans through the separation column and gives the best separation of nibs and husk. Without the metered dispenser, there is variation in the speed depending on the operator adding the cracked beans. It reduces the separation efficiency and throughput of the unit. Metering dispenser provides consistent results with higher throughput.

We have two variations of Metering dispensers


  • Can separate 10-25 KGs (20 - 50 lbs) of cracked cocoa beans effectively in single pass into clean nibs & husk with no nibs
  • Separates more than 99% of husk in single pass
  • Dust is contained with husk in the husk collector and does not spread around the room
  • Hygienic to use under any manufacturing condition
  • Almost no husk mixed in nibs and almost no nibs mixed with husk
  • Maximum yield of nibs – less wastage of money
  • See through mechanism is a show stopper when used in front of customers - increases curb appeal




  • 750W Vacuum
  • Available in 110V and 220V
  • With Manual Metering Device - Separate out 20 - 30 lbs (10 - 15KGS) of cracked Cocoa beans per hour 
  •  with Motorized Metering Device - Separate out 40 - 50 lbs (20 - 25KGS) of cracked Cocoa beans per hour




Vacuum cleaner
Air flow regulator
LED light strip




Metered dispenser:

Metering dispensers regulate the flow of cracked beans through the separation column and gives the cleanest nibs and husk. We developed this accessory because we noticed that people were adding the cracked beans in different speeds – add it too fast and it does not separate correctly: add it too slow and one is losing efficacy. Metering device makes it consistent for best results.


Manual Metering Device: Cost: US$300 + S&H

Motorized Metering Device: Cost: US$600 + S&H