Recently, the staff of Osa Property Management and some of our vacation home renters, spent an unforgettable day at an artesian chocolate tour. This was the first team-building exercise we had done at Osa Property Management. With much expectation and prepared to spend some pleasant hours, we arrived at the place where Ronald Alpizar was waiting for us in charge of this educational tour. The first thing that surprised us was a monkey and a sloth who were in one of the wonderful trees typical of this area, attendees had the opportunity to take great pictures.
The tour begins with a talk about the production and origin of cocoa to Costa Rica and as according to history the ancestors used these seeds to change them as money, also in rituals chocolate was known as “the drink of the gods” .
During his explanation, Ronald tells us how they make the process by hand so that the cocoa beans become a delicious cup of chocolate, for that we made a tour on the paths where the trees are planted and thus be able to observe the fruit , which changes from green to yellow when ready to be picked up.
After observing the plants, get to work to make the chocolate. When we opened the fruit we could taste the seeds after extracting them. The next step is to roast them on the fire for a few minutes until they change the color to black, in this process all the attendees of the tour can participate cooking the seeds, it is very fun to move them. Then the shell is removed and ground by hand with an indigenous stone to form a homogeneous paste. In the fire the milk is placed in a cooking pot and the ground chocolate is poured to enjoy a delicious, completely handmade and natural drink with the only flavor of true chocolate.
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