Cacao production is the main economic crop of Finca Köbö. We invite you to experience this marvellous manufacturing process. First you will visit the traditional cacao plantation. It is an untouched and mystical area, where you can have first impressions of the “cacao forest”, the flowers and fruit. The history and culture of this tropical crop is highly interesting, 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 its typical flora and fauna. During the walk-in organic cacao cultivation, they will show you different species of cacao fruit. You will have a little rest in this beautiful spot to open and taste a fresh fruit from the “chocolate tree”. You will hear about the international market situation, the main producers, and the main consumers of the world. 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 or PM • Duration: 2 hours. • Includes: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, entrance fee. • Recommendations: Comfortable clothes, bug repellent, sunblock lotion, camera, hat

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