Gabe at H.I.S Survival demonstrates the fascinating process of making chocolate from bean to bar. He also describes some of the many kids of cacao pods and has plenty of tips on how to improve the yields from each batch.
He says there are basically seven steps. Fun fact: a lot of people don't know chocolate is fermented, as shown in this video, so it has a lot of things that are good for your gut biome. Enjoy some chocolate today!
Bonus video: Anne Reardon's lovely tutorial of same.