The Beach Chocolate Factory

The Beach Chocolate Factory

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients and Costa Rican cacao, harvested directly from our own farm - "tree-to-bar"! We also offer the popular interactive workshops during which you will learn everything you always wanted to know about the origin, history, nature and culture of cacao and chocolate! You will also participate in peeling fresh roasted cacao beans and turn them into your own personal chocolate treat!
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1-2 hours
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Corey J
Bozeman, MT7 contributions
Jun 2021
We stopped into the shop hoping for a tour, but no tours right now. However, he gave us a wonderful taste of what he does, including award winning chocolates that you could taste why they were winners. Super fun, fast, and well worth it.
Written June 23, 2021
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glenrhoward
Newcastle, WA9 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Wow! We had a great time learning about the cacao and how chocolate is made. Very hands on and tasty fun at the same time. I would highly recommend you do this tour if your in the Playa Conchal area on a Friday! Mucho Gracias Henrich!
Written March 6, 2020
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MelloInMN
Minneapolis, MN88 contributions
Jan 2020
WOW! I thought I knew how to make chocolate, but turns out, I only knew how to eat it! We had the extreme pleasure of meeting with Henrik and experiencing how to make chocolate. Now, I'll be honest, my homemade chocolate did not turn out as well as the bars at TBCF, so be sure to buy a few for your travels home. Awesome, awesome experience!
Written February 2, 2020
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Nico Tomacelli
Woodinville, WA33 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
WOW! What an incredible and unique experience we had here. We had the privilege of meeting Henrik (owner) today and experienced first hand not only how to make chocolate from start to finish (which you get to eat) but also received a phenomenal history lesson on cacao and chocolate making. I could share more but I’d spoil the great experience you’d have visiting and experiencing for yourself. If you find yourself anywhere near Playa Conchal/Tamarindo/Brasilito, this is an absolute must do. This is chocolate in its most purest form. I look forward to bringing my daughter back one day to experience this! 😀
Written November 22, 2019
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Britishcats
Olathe, KS133 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
I have taken cooking classes and food tours in many locations but this chocolate making class at the Beach Chocolate Factory was one of the most enjoyable. If you are near Brasilito and can get reservations for the Friday only class, it’s well worth the time. Highly recommended.
Written January 26, 2019
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Thank you so much for the accolades! Always a pleasure to share the wonders of cacao and chocolate with other people passionate and enthusiastic about good quality food!
Written January 30, 2019
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Gina G
Twin Falls, ID33 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
I was so glad we booked this educational tour with Henrik, he educated us on how chocolate is grown and made. We were able to get the cocoa beans, shell them and make our own chocolate. Definitely worth the time and money.
Written February 3, 2018
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Bibo26
Winnipeg71 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
The Beach Chocolate Factory is a great place to check out if you like chocolate. It was interesting learning all about the history of chocolate, the cacao tree, harvesting, and processing. Henrik gave us a hands on demonstration of how the cocoa beans are roasted, shelled, and ground. Then we made our own tasty chocolate treats to take home. We came with friends, but it would be a great experience, and a nice afternoon out of the sun, for people of all ages.
Written January 22, 2014
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Kim B
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica1 contribution
Aug 2013 • Family
Yum! Yum! A Very tasty time was had by the whole family at the Beach Chocolate Factory Chocolate workshop. From tree to fruit, to roasting the beans, grinding the chocolate and making chocolates to take home. This was an amazing hands-on workshop and educational experience. Henrick is a wealth of knowledge on chocolate making and its history in Costa Rica. Can't wait to go again!
Written September 1, 2013
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LoriF309253
Puyallup, WA19 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
The Beach Chocolate Factory is a perfect treat for couples wanting to experience something together..but it is also a perfect decant experience with friends and family. My husband and I enjoyed the experience in very different ways, he was very hands on while I took notes and lots of pictures. All the senses come alive from listening to the history of the Cacao Bean to all the different ways one must touch and prepare it for tasting. Getting it is readied for roasting and oh the aroma is divine and you just can't for the chocolate to be ready for you to delight in the tastes, that first wonderful taste. When the jubilant class came to a close, we couldn't stop talking about the delightful experience from begining to end and the discoveries and sheer fun we had in making this delightful treat. Everyone should experience Henrik and his AUMazing Beach Chocolate Factory every time they are in the area. It will be delight for all the senses for sure.
Written July 26, 2013
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I genuinely enjoy it when my guests feel the inspiration and react with sheer poetry. I agree it challenges all your senses, taste buds, brain, heart, and some guests have trouble defining their feelings when they get to taste their own creations made from the purest and freshly roasted cocoa - thank you for voicing your feelings.
Written July 28, 2013
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ArlethaWil
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
My daughter LOVES chocolate and saw the advertisement for a chocolate workshop and arranged the whole thing. Henrik was an excellent host! We learned so much and got to eat our own creations at the end! Highly Recommended!
Written July 24, 2013
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It is always a pleasure to entertain families with children, and in your case it was extra fun because your daughter was so passionate about the cocoa and the chocolate! I hope I have induced a new group of chocolate lovers!
Written July 28, 2013
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