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Amanda Villiger, Contributing Assistant Editor
3:12 pm CST December 18, 2018
Making chocolate is a process that takes a not-so-extraordinary bean, the cacao bean, and turns it into something delicious. The transformation takes the bitter, earthy seed and — after a long process of roasting and grinding and mixing — makes it a sweet treat people around the world love to eat. When Linda Aceves, of Tinley Park, started her journey to open Cacao Cafe, she was presented with a similar challenge in the form of a space that did not look like much on the outside or the inside.