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make artesanal chocolate, bean to bar

make artesanal chocolate, bean to bar

Duration:3 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Making chocolate is an art, a delicious one. The Puerto Viejo area has been growing cacao for over 400 years and now you can experience how chocolate is made by hand, as it has been for centuries, and as it is now. The smells, textures and tastes of the chocolate making process will give you a truly authentic appreciation for the most loved sweet in the world. We have been growing organic cacao on…
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What we’ll do

You'll learn the entire process from tree to bar, making chocolate from scratch: roasting, grinding, tempering then molding. With tasting all along the way. Starting with the trees we'll talk about cultivation and harvesting and the role of fermentation and drying in the flavours of the chocolate. Then we'll make chocolate. You'll be grinding beans in our cast iron hand mills and winnowing the old…

What else you should know

We are a short walk from Puerto Viejo along the beautiful black sand beach of Playa Negra. Our farm is a forest of fruit, native and nut trees and the coolness of lush jungle is refreshing.

What to bring

notebook and pen
camera
cash to purchase chocolate bars or entry into the Botanical Garden
sunscreen and insect repellent if going to the Botanical Garden

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Where you'll be

We'll be at Finca La Isla in Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo. Part of our farm is a Botanical Garden, open to the public. After your experience why not tour the garden: we grow over 160 varieties of tropical fruit and nut trees. Our farm is home to many many native animals, amphibians, birds and reptiles. We often see sloths and toucans right out of the window as we make the chocolate. We're an easy 7 minute bike ride, from the center of Puerto Viejo.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We are a short walk from Puerto Viejo along the beautiful black sand beach of Playa Negra. Our farm is a forest of fruit, native and nut trees and the coolness of lush jungle is refreshing.
Ancel
workshop
make artesanal chocolate, bean to bar
126 reviews
From $56/person
126 reviews
From $56/person