The form-5 beta crystal structure is the most stable form of cocoa butter crystallization, formed through the controlled melting, and subsequent cooling (tempering) of liquid chocolate.
BETA5 chocolates are produced in small batches using sustainable, direct trade plantation chocolates and premium ingredients. Careful alignment of the BETA5 matrix results in our chocolates’ distinctive shine and crisp snap.
BETA5 is a contemporary and innovative chocolate and pastry shop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We were named as One of North America’s Top Ten Chocolatiers, have received numerous International Chocolate Awards, and have been recognized nationally and internationally for our work. We meld art and science, and emphasize technical precision and design to create visually stunning products that showcase the flavours of the premium ingredients we work with.
Taste, complexity, and ethics are important to us, and we only use directly traded artisanal chocolates; the cacao is grown under ethical and sustainable conditions by skilled farmers, and their crop is directly purchased and roasted by an artisanal French manufacturer. Then, it makes its way to us where we create different treats by combining it with the most special produce and nuts we can find. Whenever possible, these ingredients are local and organic. We believe that fresh is best, and we are fortunate to work directly with a number of tremendous farmers who enable us to create chocolate and pastry products that highlight our local agricultural region.
We are constantly influenced by nature and industrial landscapes. Our workshop and storefront are located in an industrial area on the edge of downtown Vancouver, with a breathtaking view of the North Shore Mountains. The juxtaposition between nature and industrial landscapes guides our creative process, and has influenced our design collaborations.