The cacao bean is fermented, dried, and ground to produce delicious chocolate. This Central American indigenous fruit has been traded along the Talamanca coast for decades meeting the world’s demand, drastic change in prices per kilo and fighting the threat of a fungus rotting the pods.
Part of CariBean’s dream is to educate local farmers in production techniques by teaching the concept of value-added to the raw fruit. This investment is especially important to the farmers that have given up on their cacoa trees. Caribeans is creating an educational opportunity to work their land more effectively and earn more of the profits. Caribeans is not focused on maximizing production and money by trading all over the world. They are apart of the Puerto Viejo community with interests of staying locally grown and distributed, and producing the finest chocolate totally organic.
Melts in your mouth, not in your hand? A blue and yellow M&M has been telling us this for years and it’s true! This affordable mass-produced candy is just that, a candy coated yummy fix to junk food munchers checking-out at the market. Real organic chocolate is what people are talking about when consuming healthy portions in a well balanced diet. CariBeans and a few others have brought chocolate back to Costa Rica recently, an image native to the area. Caribeans is one arganization going above and beyond to invest awareness on potential cacoa farming rather than working as an export and import industrial trader. Caribeans enables the struggling farmer of Costa Rica to be more involved from bean to bar. Come to the southern Caribean coast of Costa Rica and visit a jungle of people producing real organic chocolate.
The story of chocolate in Puerto Viejo is being reborn as abondoned farms are rediscovered to harvest the cacoa fruit organically! The chocolate trade can jolt you to be an addict as you try all the world’s finest beans. Italian, German, Swiss, etc. are the land of well known chocolates producers. When I think of the story of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory, the oompa-loompas came from a place similar to an environment in tropical climates where they produce raw sugarcane, cacao beans and exotic fruits and vegatables and worked for cacao beans. Willy Wonka explored the world for new chocolate ideas and creations, inspired by the authors childhood near the Cadbury factory in England. Caribeans, is an established contender producing totally organic chocolate in all different flavors all in ONE place! Their natural chocolate should be a staple in your daily consumption so try a piece and do not hesitate to ask for seconds.
The NEW Chocolate Tour starts in July 2011 in Cocles. Visit the CariBeans website for more information: www.caribeanscoffee.com