Чем вы займетесь
This is a hands-on chocolate experience. We will talk about the 38 centuries of these beans once upon a time sacred. We start seeing the cacao trees, flowers and fruits, right next the lecture room, and learn about its natural history and the local culture of cacao. Then back, we learn about the fermentation and drying process. While we roast the beans & smell their lovely aroma, we talk about the importance of cacao for the Mesoamerican indigenous cultures, the history of cacao trade, the politics, the economics and the spiritual beliefs. Chocolate beverage is prepared, the indigenous and/or the colonial way. We talk about Costa Rican colonial days, the importance of the cacao crop and local pirate stories. Then you will grind your beans on the stone to prepare your chocolate bites. Each guest with its own recipe. You mold the paste and stamp your brand. Meanwhile, we review the history of industrial process of chocolate versus the growing craft chocolate artisans. Different subjects as cocoa butter, dark, milk and white chocolate, direct & fair trade, labelling or whatever you want will be discussed!!!
Fresh cacao pod, raw cacao bean, roasted cacao bean, stone artisanal made chocolate
Indigenous and colonial chocolate beverages
I am a Costa Rican biologist, and I have worked as naturalist guide for 25 years all over Central America for companies as Nat Geo and Lindblad Expeditions. My wife Claire and me lived in Tortuguero from 1987 to 1994 and we are now back since July 2016 with The Cacao & Chocolate Experience. We both love Tortuguero magnificient rainforest and its sublime connection with the cacao, the rainforest candy. We both are passionate about the cacao history, cacao smell and of course chocolate. We just love to grind the cacao on the stone to make the chocolate and share this passion with our guests.
Где вы побываете
We will see the cacao trees and other important crops for the cacao history next to the lecture room. The rest of the activity will be in the lecture room.
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Требования к гостю
Максимальное число гостей в возрасте от 18: 4.
Just come ready to have a cultural experience and make chocolate and try new flavors
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The Cacao & Chocolate Experience
От $33 на человекаНовинка!
От $33 на человека