Tagged: growing cacao

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growing cocoa in the Dominican Republic

I recently came across some interesting data on cocoa production telling me that the Dominican Republic (DR) is the largest producer of cocoa in the Caribbean. The largest producers worldwide are the Ivory Coast...

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growing cacao in Costa Rica

Have you ever thought about where the cocoa comes from that is used to make our beloved chocolate? Or what it’s like to grow cacoa? Having now seen cacao growing in five distinctly different...

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growing cacao in Hawaii

We’ve explored the island of Oahu and some of the fabulous Hawaiian chocolate produced there in the past few posts. I’d now like to share some of what I learned while visiting cocoa farms...

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journey to the chocolate jungle

Our journey to the Chocolate Jungle Lodge near Misahualli, Ecuador was an exciting one! Where else will you find the town greeters to be monkeys? There’s a tribe of capuchin monkeys that live on the...

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Growing cacao in Peru

There’s so much I’d like to share with you of our chocolate travel to Peru I honestly wasn’t sure where to start. So I’ll continue on in chronological order. Tarapoto is a small Peruvian...