San José Chocolate Tour

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Uncover the history of chocolate from the indigenous Mesoamericans cocoa culture to the European experimentation with cocoa and chocolate. Sample each step of the process until we get to the chocolate as we know it today. We are hunters of local, fresh, tropical and organic pairings. This in an invitation to a culinary adventure. We offer the tour Thursday to Sunday at 3:00pm.

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Stop At: Botanica Chocolate

Jenny & Carolina are the hosts, chocolatiers and owners of Botánica Chocolate, they will both guide you in the making and the history of both cacao and chocolate. Discover the beauty behind the culture of chocolate. Sample cocoa fruit and beans carefully sourced from sustainable award-winning farms in Costa Rica, were fertile land and temperate climate produce some of the best cacao of the region. You’ll sample the first recipes of cocoa created by the indigenous communities more than 5,000 years ago. You´ll taste the beverage of cocoa transformed by the Spaniard Royalty during the colonization. We´ll explore the use of tools and ingredients as this two cultures mixed up together.  Continue exploring and sampling the chocolate transformation in Europe between the 1800´s and 1900´s.  You'll then head to a pairing and tasting experience to indulge in one  a chocolate tropical pleasure. All of our ingredients are local and organic.  Finally, we'll show how chocolate is made in our times as well as the science behind chocolate, we will hand temperate chocolate for you so that you can fully view the molecular change of chocolate during the process.  Finish the tour making your own chocolate with your favorite pairings so that you can share your creation and chocolate experience with your friends and family back home.  We are located in a historical neighborhood, perfect spot to wander after the tour and enjoy the architectural history of the city.

Duration: 2 hour
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