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.More images More images More images More images More images More images More images More images More images