Cacao production is the main economic crop of Finca Köbö. We invite you to experience this marvelous manufacturing process. First, you will visit the traditional cacao plantation. It is an untouched and mystical area, where you can see the flowers and fruit of the “cacao forest.”
The history and culture of this tropical crop are fascinating, reaching back to the Mayans. You will get information about the origin of the cacao tree, the history, the first contact with Europeans, and the principal disease called “Monilia.” On the way to the organic cacao plantation, you will pass the secondary forest with its pioneer plants and typical flora and fauna. During the walk-in organic cacao cultivation, they will show you different species of cacao fruit. Finally, you will have a little rest in this beautiful spot to open and taste fresh fruit from the “chocolate tree”.
You will hear about the international market situation, the main producers, and the world's main consumers. Then, next to the cacao plantation, you will learn the various steps for making good chocolate. First fermentation, then drying, and later the transformation of a roasted cacao-bean into pure chocolate. Last but not least, we invite you to taste a wonderful chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and homemade banana bread from the farm in a quiet place in the middle of a tropical garden.
- Departure: AM / PM
- Duration: 2 hours.
- Included: transportation, a bilingual nature guide, and the entrance fee.
- We recommend bringing: comfortable clothes, insect repellent, sunscreen, a camera, and a hat.
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