Coenraad Johannes van Houten

Inventor

1801 – 1887

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Who was Coenraad Johannes van Houten?

Coenraad Johannes van Houten was a Dutch chemist and chocolate maker known for the treatment of cocoa mass with alkaline salts to remove the bitter taste and make cocoa solids more water-soluble; the resulting product is still called "Dutch process" chocolate. He is also credited with introducing a method for pressing the fat from roasted cocoa beans, though this was in fact his father's invention.

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Born
Mar 15, 1801
Weesp
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • Amsterdam
Died
1887
Weesp

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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