The first two weeks of April I will be in Quepos (mid Pacific coast) Costa Rica and hope to visit a cacao fermentation operation. There appear to be many tourist demonstrations but I am seeking a…Continue
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I'm in the learning phase of bean-bar with hopes of getting my hands chocolaty in the near future. Fermentation seems to be one of the most uncontrolled process and so am trying to get first hand knowledge…"
"Thank you Juan Pablo,
Sorry to see you are so far from our location, however, I'll save the location for our next visit to Costa Rica. It appears that La Iguana is the closest to our location.
Thank you for your response."
"Hello Frank, this is Juan, I work with Daniela at Nahua Cacao & Chocolate. Our farm is not located near the areas that you are going to visit. The farm is in "Bijagua de Upala", between the Tenorio and Miravalles Volcanoes.…"
"Thank you Daniela.
We fly into San Jose then drive to Dominical for a two week stay. On the way back we plan to see the volcanos at Bajos de Toro Amarillo, Sarchi for a day or two. During the trip I would very much like…"
"Hmm in the western Costa Rica I'm not sure. I suggest you look at the northern plains. We have our cacao farm there. (http://www.chocolate-nahua.com or FB: Chocolate Nahua ) Let me know if I can help you with anything :)"
Very helpful detail ! I was in Puerto Viejo 2 years ago but before my interest in the chocolate life. It was a good 3 hours from San Jose due to the banana truck traffic over the mountains. Iguana appears to be only a couple hour…"
"Frank, consider visiting La Iguana Chocolate in Mastatal, Costa Rica. It is a 4 hour bus ride from Quepos. Also, if possible, you should try and get to Puerto Viejo on the East Coast to visit Carribeans. The owner, Paul, will be more than happy to…"
The first two weeks of April I will be in Quepos (mid Pacific coast) Costa Rica and hope to visit a cacao fermentation operation. There appear to be many tourist demonstrations but I am seeking a more technical, "hands-on" exposure to commercial fermentation. Any introductions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.