Meet us at the main entrance of Botánica Chocolate in central San José, and then set off on your 2-hour edible tour to explore the chocolate history.
Sample cocoa fruit and beans carefully sourced from sustainable award-winning farms in Costa Rica, were fertile land and temperate climate produce some of the best cacao of the region.
You’ll sample the first recipes of cocoa created by the indigenous communities more than 5,000 years ago. You´ll taste the beverage of cocoa transformed by the Spaniard Royalty during the colonization. We´ll explore the use of tools and ingredients as this two cultures mixed up together.
Continue exploring and sampling the chocolate transformation in Europe between the 1800´s and 1900´s.
You'll then head to a pairing and tasting experience to indulge in one a chocolate tropical pleasure. All of our ingredients are local and organic.
Finally, we'll show how chocolate is made in our times as well as the science behind chocolate, we will hand temperate chocolate for you so that you can fully view the molecular change of chocolate during the process.
Finish the tour making your own chocolate with your favorite pairings so that you can share your creation and chocolate experience with your friends and family back home.
We are located in a historical neighborhood, perfect spot to wander after the tour and enjoy the architectural history of the city.