It seems like only yesterday that we hosted our inaugural cacao farm tour in Belize…back in May!
And now just around the corner is our 2nd group tour which is scheduled for September 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th.
It promises to be another fun-filled and educational 4 days (or more, if you wish) in the Tropics.
We will take you on a journey like nothing you have experienced before.
Starting in the jungles of Southern Belize you will be immersed in the Maya Cacao culture. You will experience the living and working conditions first-hand of the people who work so hard day-in and day-out to provide us with the basic ingredient for our favorite chocolate treats.
But you can still stay in a nice hotel!
During these 4 days we will take you all the way through the chocolate making process, literally from “seed to bean to finished chocolate product”.
Or as we like to call it “from dirt to dollars”
You will walk through our nursery and learn all about grafting versus regular seedlings and why we chose the varietals of cacao that we did. You will walk the farms and see how and why we prune our trees so diligently and how the farmers harvest the cacao pods.
At our purpose built fermentation and drying depot, already the biggest in Belize by the way, you will witness the meticulous care that our team takes with our cacao beans through every step in the process.
The locals call it Maya Gold for a reason!
And we will round off the tour on Monday day 4 in Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club on Ambergris Caye, a Curio Collection by Hilton 4-Star resort, and home to our Mahogany Chocolate shop and state-of-the-art chocolate making kitchen.
Here you will receive a chocolate making class from our Executive Chocolate Maker, Armando Choco, and you will walk away with some artisanal chocolate that you made yourself.
To give you a “taste” of what is in store we are pleased to provide you with a short video of our last group tour.
And also the most recent update video from Robert Helms as he shows us around Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club and the progress being made there.
We still have a few seats available on this upcoming tour so if you like what you have been reading in our newsletters and what you see in the videos, please contact me by phone or email and we will reserve your seats on this truly unique cacao experience.