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Chaqchao chocolate making workshop

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Address: Calle Santa Catalina 204, Arequipa, Peru
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+51 54 234572
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The classes run for 2.5 hours and include: - Explanation of the bean to bar...

The classes run for 2.5 hours and include: - Explanation of the bean to bar chocolate making process and history of cacao - Roasting and husking your own cacao beans - Making your own cacao paste in the traditional Mexican style with a granite stone morter - Making cacahuatil, an ancient Mexican drink. - Blind taste of different chocolates to understand the differences between commercial and artisan chocolate - Making your own chocolates with Andean grains, like quinoa, kiwicha, and coca to take home with you. The class is taken within our Chaqchao café where we also sell organic Peruvian coffee, organic homemade desserts, craft Peruvian beer and of course our bean to bar chocolates.

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Great workshop with great teacher!

We enjoyed every minute of the workshop! :-) We love chocolate and although we thought that we already knew a lot, we still learned so much in a fun and interactive way! And what... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Linda K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed every minute of the workshop! :-) We love chocolate and although we thought that we already knew a lot, we still learned so much in a fun and interactive way! And what we really appreciated was that the teacher didn't have any problems with my husband being blind. He acted totally naturally and adapted to my husband, as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I have just finished the chocolate making course and oh my goodness! What a brilliant 3 hours!! I have done a few chocolate tours and this eclipses them all! It's such a varied and interesting course and Adrian is so enthusiastic about teaching and making sure everyone has a good time. We started with the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing to do in Arequipa. Enjoyed this so much and they are so accommodating! I would recommend this to anyone. The workshop was fun and informative and the chocolate was awesome. The shop itself is worth a visit too, but definitely make time for the workshop.

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Berlin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really nice and I learned a lot about chocolate. And of course I ate really delicious chocolate.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adrian's two hour class in the kitchen takes you from the farm to production with emphasis on real cacao. It's all hands-on, all touch, smell and taste. The history of cacao, development of chocolate, different kinds, methods...everything. Plus, after all the tastings, you get to go home with your own 50g of real 70% cacao chocolate you made in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Just finished the chocolate making class and it was AMAZING. One of the best things we have done in our 6 months of travelling so far! Adrian was absolutely brilliant, his enthusiasm was infectious and he taught us so much about chocolate in such a fun and interesting way. Fantastic value for money, definitely 100% recommended. The best thing we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

After reading about the Chaqchao chocolate making workshop in my lonely planet guide, I was really looking forwards to going. It sounded different from the other chocolate museums I had researched in Lima etc. Our tutor was Adrian. He was brilliant, very passionate teaching us the history of chocolate, and lots of health benefits I wasn't aware of! We learned... More 

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Albi, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Adrian is an awesome guy and incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about chocolate and food in general. A funny, honest, and intelligent man to spend an afternoon with! Thanks mate! Cheers, Jimmy

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Highly advised to all chocolate lovers! The teacher is truly passionate about chocolate and enjoys his job. And you get to take away the self-made real chocolates!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

This is a fantastic activity one morning when you want to take a break from the wonderful museums here in Arequipa. It's really interesting to go through the whole chocolate-making process (especially if you love chocolate!) and, ofcourse, your own chocolates taste all the better at the end! Adrian was very knowledgeable and friendly - thank you very much!

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