How are cocoa beans made into chocolate?

Cocoa beans grow in the tropics on a small tree. The beans grow in pods abount the size of a deflated football. First the beans are removed from the pods and firmented for afew weeks. Then they are roasted not unlike coffee beans. After that they are ground into cocoa.

To turn these beans into chocolate, a good portion of them are roasted and sent separated by a machine called a winnower. From there they are ground into a paste and mixed with cocoa butter and sugar until refined into various forms of chocolate.