Chocolate

To live amidst thou­sands of chocol­ate trees is some­thing spe­cial. A truly sus­tain­able trop­ical forest crop nat­ive to the Amer­icas, cacao thrives under the jungle can­opy in com­post rich soil entirely free of pesti­cides and fer­til­izers. It’s a favored food of White-faced capuchin and Night Mon­keys (or dour­ou­coulis) who romp through the groves feast­ing on the pods. Unsur­pris­ingly, chocol­ate works its way into many of our dishes also.

From the vibrantly col­oured pods to the fra­grant fresh beans that are fer­men­ted, dried and roas­ted, you’ll be able to see up close the pro­cess of pro­du­cing 100% pure chocolate.

Panamanian chocol­ate is only just appear­ing on the world mar­ket. We’ve been help­ing to make con­nec­tions between our neigh­bour­ing farm­ers and chocol­ati­ers abroad. The exquis­ite ‘Panama Tierra Oscura’ is the most recent res­ult of a link between the award win­ning Red Star Chocol­ate in the UK and a local cacao farm.

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