Hike, Learn & Taste a Chocolate Forest

Cahuita, Costa Rica

Upplevelse under ledning av Ahki

  1. 2,5 timmar
  2. Hålls på Engelska och Spanska

Vad du kommer att göra

Experience the life of the chocolate forest on this nature hike through a pure jungle and organic cacao farm, learning all about and tasting cacao on every step of the tree-to-bar chocolate journey.
Our adventure begins on an organic cacao farm, where you will be introduced to this food of the gods while we walk through a fair-trade cacao processing operation. You’ll learn about the history of cacao from ancient civilizations, and see how it is processed today to become chocolate. You’ll get to taste everything at each step of the transformation from raw fruit to processed, roasted, and evolving forms of chocolate.
This is a nature hiking experience, and we’ll ascend to some spectacular ocean views. I’ll introduce you to the cacao forest, teeming with life as we see first-hand what makes a pure jungle, and how this is the ideal ecosystem not only for cacao but much more.
We’ll sit down at another ocean view to enjoy an intense chocolate tasting experience. This is for true chocolate lovers! I’ll serve you the original ancient chocolate, a hot drink made by the Aztecs and Mayans. Then you’ll get to try the first ‘new world’ chocolate, and learn about its evolution to modern-day. Finally, you’ll try our own European-style pure chocolates in a variety of sweetness’ to let you re-discover what real chocolate is!
Experience the life of the chocolate forest on this nature hike through a pure jungle and organic cacao farm, learning all about and tasting cacao on every step of the tree-to-bar chocolate journey.
Our adventure begins on an organic cacao farm, where you will be introduced to this food of the gods while we walk through a fair-trade cacao processing operation. You’ll learn about the history of cacao from ancient civilizations, and see how i…

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    Artisan European-style Chocolate, Raw Cacao, Processed Cacao, Roasted Cacao...

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Värd på Airbnb sedan 2020
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Ahki is a former environmental policy-maker and educator who has been teaching about sustainable living while helping to create bio-dynamic farms & sustainable learning spaces in the area for the last decade.
Ahki manages a large-scale cacao cooperative working to redefine the meaning of fair-trade. He is a Master cacao processor and works with local farmers & indigenous communities to better the quality of cacao production and farmers’ lives, promoting organic farming & protecting native cacao. Ahki is also a roaster and artisan chocolatier, and a Director on the national cacao council.
Ahki has spent the last years building his own sustainable, positive-impact, off-grid living and learning space where he manages an international student learning program, designing, constructing and teaching permaculture and sustainable-living solutions.
Ahki is a former environmental policy-maker and educator who has been teaching about sustainable living while helping to create bio-dynamic farms & sustainable learning spaces in the area for the last decade.
Ahki manages a large-scale cacao cooperative working to redefine the meaning of fair-trade. He is a Master cacao processor and works with local farmers & indigenous communities to better the quality of cacao production and farmers’ lives, promoting organic farming & protecting native c…
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Från $43/person

$43 per person
$43 per person
$43 per person

Var ni kommer att vara

A private organic cacao farm & learning centre, a 4ha/10acre space located between the towns of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. Our property fronts Cahuita National Park with plenty of views of the park, ocean and the last living reef in the region. We are located in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by cacao, pure jungle and forest. We are in the absolute midst of nature enveloped in life with the many resident monkeys, sloths and other animals.

Betyg 4,98 av 5 efter 40 omdömen.

Francesca
oktober 2021
Ahki and his adorable daughter are incredibly knowledgeable cacao experts! We had a wonderful time learning about the entire cacao process, from how it grows on the trees, to fermentation, and all the way to the formation of what we know as chocolate. The experience was fascinating and incredibly enjoyable. We loved walking through Ahki’s land and tasting every part of the cacao process – amazing to see how the taste changes along the way. He’s a lovely man and his passion for sustainable cacao farming (and sustainability as a whole) was very inspiring. The final tasting was on top of a little hill with a stunning view out to sea! It was MAGICAL.
Elias
oktober 2021
If you really want to know something about REAL cacao than this is the tour for you. Ahki is super passionate and knowledgable about everything cacao has to offer. You will also gain some knowledge about sustainable farming, direct trade, why cacao was named the most eco friendly plant and much more. At the end of your tour you will taste different chocolate & drinking cocoa with a stunning view. The only downgrade was that we hadn’t the chance to buy the cacao or drinking cacao we tasted at the end because at this moment he was out of stock. I guess in a world we you can get anything, anywhere & anytime that was a valuable lesson for me ;) thank you Ahki & keep up the awesome work!
Pier Paolo / Stefan
oktober 2021
Doing the Cacao tour with Ahki has been a wonderful experience. A part from learning a lot about the cacao, its cultivation and the transformation process into chocolate, we discovered an amazing NGO and a family with a special purpose. The passion of Ahki has guided us through the history, the politics and the science of cacao plantation in Coata Rica, leaving to us the curiosity to further discover this fascinating world. Very happy to have chosen him over the touristic offers you get in Cahuita/Puerto Viejo. Also the price was very competitive comparing to other tours. I don't even want mention how fantastic was his chocolate testing....top! If you are in the Caribe Sur, we strongly recommend it!!
Leon
oktober 2021
We had the greatest experience with Akhi. We arrived half an hour late but he didn’t mind at all. He even asked us if it was okay to go a little overtime. With the most soothing voice you could imagine he told us everything about his home, the cacao and the jungle always answering our questions. There were a lot of wild animals around and the garden was full on plants, fruits and spices that he made us try. If you got the chance to come here, then do it! We can’t recommend him enough.
Lacey
oktober 2021
I am so glad we chose Ahki’s tour above the others offered in the area! The passion and knowledge he has is unmatched. It was so special to have the tour personalized to what we were specifically interested in! We learned about chocolate yes, but also about biodiversity, social justice for the Bibi indigenous people, Costa Rican history, etc. A beautiful family with such beautiful intentions behind their business. If you’re not sure who to book with, let me assure you this is the one!
Tyler
oktober 2021
Doesn’t matter if you’re coming to learn about cacao, try artisan chocolates, or just simply soak in the immersive landscapes; Regardless of your intentions you will leave with a personalized story, a deeper understanding of the land and it’s cultural heritage, and maybe even a new friend. I can not more highly recommend this experience!

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