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San José Chocolate Tour

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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really wonderful tour. The shop owners are lovely and very knowledgeable, and really make an effort to connect with their guests. This tour will teach you about the entire process of making real chocolate, from start to finish, as well as the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE chocolate, so I booked this tour. It’s not a tour where you go to a farm and see the process. You meet two wonderful chocolatiers who take you through the history of chocolate and the process for making chocolate we consume today. Catalina...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Two passionate entrepreneurs are bringing bean-to-bar chocolate to San Jose and in this tour/tasting, they will take you through their chocolate making process. It is part history lesson, part chocolate making workshop, part tasting, and all parts fun. An experience for all five senses! There...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

The tour/class takes place in a lovely old house in the city. It’s a bit hard to find but Carolina was sitting outside waiting for us with a welcoming smile. She and Jenny took us on a hands on journey through the history and production...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Great service, heat of the moment! Great chocolate variety, aztecan stile toy , aé anotherngrest fiund and unique service

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  • Botanica Chocolate
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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